‘Impeachment’ cited by 15th member of Congress
Lawmaker: ‘I think he’s violated the Constitution’
A 15th member of Congress has discussed the impeachment of Barack Obama, noting that he’s confident the U.S. House, if it came to a vote, “would probably impeach the president.”
The comments come from Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, who was speaking at a recent town hall meeting. A video of his comments was posted at the Western Center for Journalism.
“I’ve looked at the president. I think he’s violated the Constitution. I think he’s violated the Bill of Rights,” he said.
He said at some point a decision must be made, and he said, “I think if the House had an impeachment vote it would probably impeach the president.”
But he noted the 46 members of the GOP in the U.S. Senate, where an impeached president would be put on trial.
There, he said, to obtain a conviction the prosecuting team must have 67 votes, and he wasn’t sure all of the GOP members even would vote to convict.
He’s the 15th member of Congress to address the idea.
The others are Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas; Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla.; Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa; and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.