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Impeach Obama? House Has The Votes Says Congressman [Video]

Barack Obama could be impeached “tomorrow” in the US House of Representatives, but it’s not a good idea says Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold.

Rep. Farenthold was responding to a constituent during a Town Hall Q&A who wanted to present him with a file on Obama’s birth certificate and thus his constitutional eligibility to serve as command in chief. Those who still question the validity of Obama’s birth certificate are commonly called “birthers.”

The GOP lawmaker said he would look over her information, but added that as a practical matter, “The horse is already out of the barn” on the Obama birth certificate controversy. He added that “The original Congress — when his eligibility came up — should’ve looked into it, and they didn’t. I’m not sure how we fix it.”

As far as going forward now with an Obama impeachment about what the woman deemed a “fraudulent birth certificate,” Farenthold responded that he would give her a “real frank answer.”

Explained the congressman: “If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it. But it would go to the Senate and he wouldn’t be convicted. The way impeachment works, the House brings articles of impeachment, and there’s a trial in the Senate,” where Obama would never be convicted and thrown out of office by his fellow Democrats.

After making reference to the failed Bill Clinton impeachment effort in 1998, the congressman asserted that “what message do we send to America if we impeach Obama and he gets way with what he was impeached for.. aside from the fact that it wouldn’t be effective, I think there is some potential damage to society that would be done with a failed attempt at impeachment.”

Blake Farenthold represents the 27th congressional district in Texas. He was elected in 2011 by 799 votes. He easily won reelection in 2012 after redistricting made his district more Republican friendly.

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5 Responses to “Impeach Obama? House Has The Votes Says Congressman [Video]”

  1. Tom Bridgeville

    Duh, Obama was THE original birther, it says in his book, and he told his literary agent, "I was born in Kenya", and that's what his literary agent wrote down. Obama's own Brabdmother stated she was in the room in Kenya when Obama was born. The Clintons were the second birthers, they were the first political figures to state publicly that Obama was NOT a naturalized citizen. Michelle state on more than one occasion that Obama was "back in his homeland" of Kenya (on a vacation there), and Kenyans have even erected memorials stating that Obama was born there. And Obama can be seen on a youtube video stating before a group of school kids, "I am not an American, I was born in kenya, not Hawaii". so, all those people, including Obama himself, are now lying?
    By the way, Sen. Byrd from West Virginia (a Democrat) was the only Congressman who was also a member of the Klan and also a Kleagle which is a recruiter for the Klan, and he got 150 friends to enroll. He also refused to join the military because he might have to serve alongside “race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds,” according to a letter Byrd wrote to Sen. Theodore Bilbo at the height of World War II.
    Now don't you feel stpid for making such an asinine remark?