President Obama has a lot of enemies, especially on the Republican side of the aisle. Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has never been a friend to President Obama and is now claiming that the president is “getting perilously close” to the standard for impeachment, at least according to the United States Constitution.
Coburn claims that the Obama Administration is both “lawless” and “incompetent. But he somehow thinks that Obama is a personal friend of his.
Coburn told Tulsa World that impeachment is “not something you take lightly, and you have to use a historical precedent of what that means.”
“I think there’s some intended violation of the law in this administration, but I also think there’s a ton of incompetence, of people who are making decisions,” Coburn said. ”Those are serious things, but we’re in a serious time. I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanor, but I think they’re getting perilously close.”
Oddly enough, Republicans have been trying to impeach President Obama for the last seven years, but they can’t even defeat him in an election. The legal standard for impeachment is that the charges would have to be brought by the House of Representatives.
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) claims that there were enough votes to make it happen.
“What you have to do is you have to establish the criteria that would qualify for proceedings against the president. And that’s called impeachment,” Coburn said to a townhall audience that would love to see Obama out of office.
“I’m documenting all this stuff as it goes along, but I don’t know where that level is,” he added.