Texas Lt. Gov. Calls for Obama’s Impeachment

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During a Tea Party meeting Monday night, Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.

According to the Texas Observer, the meeting was originally held so that Tea Party members could learn more about the Muslim Brotherhood; however, Dewhurst quickly stole the show with his call for Obama’s removal from office:

“This election is about protecting you and your freedoms, which are given to you by God, but which are being trampled on by Barack Obama right now. I don’t know about you, but Barack Obama ought to be impeached,” he declared to hearty applause. “Not only for trampling on our liberties, but what he did in Benghazi is just a crime.”

But this is not the first time a Texas Republican has called for Obama’s impeachment. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess called for Obama’s trial in 2011. Dewhurst later expanded on his comments to the Observer:

“I think this president, Barack Obama, has disregarded federal law. He’s tried to do things which are not authorized under federal law, such as with immigration, such as not following our federal drug laws,” he told the Observer. “He’s created winners and losers out of Obamacare where he has no authority, such as allowing for the unions and big businesses to postpone their mandates for a year.”

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