Senator John McCain (R-AZ) won’t back President Obama’s impeachment if it ever comes to a vote. Despite calling the Benghazi attack aftermath a cover up, McCain cautioned he wasn’t willing to go so far as to oust the president.
The news comes as Republicans are increasingly likening the Obama administration’s response to the September 11, 2012 US Consulate attack to a cover-up worse than Watergate.
Talking on ABC’s This Week, John McCain stated:
“With all due respect, I think this is a serious issue. I will even give the president the benefit of the doubt on some of these things. We need a select committee.”
The news that McCain won’t back Obama’s impeachment comes just days after former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) stated on his radio show:
“I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. As bad as Watergate was because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because for Americans did in fact die.”
Along with Huckabee, Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK), accused Obama of overseeing “the most egregious cover-up in American history.” Inhofe also alluded to possibly impeaching the president.
While he won’t support impeaching Obama, Senator McCain renewed his call for a select committee. He also suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be brought back for another hearing. He also suggested that we are still uncovering new details of the attack in Benghazi nine months after it happened.
Along with McCain, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was reluctant to back talk of President Obama’s impeachment during an interview Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. Collins stated when asked about whether the president should be impeached, “I don’t at this point, I will say. But that doesn’t mean that these allegations aren’t serious.”
Talk about the Benghazi attacks came back in full force when House Republicans held a hearing on the attacks last week. ABC News also published a story showing the numerous revisions the talking points the administration gave out underwent before they were published.
Do you think President Obama should be impeached for the administration’s actions following the September 11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi?