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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obama “Getting Perilously Close” To The Standard For Impeachment, Says Senator (Video)

By Susan Duclos

Republican Senator Tom Coburn speaking at the at the Muskogee Civic Center in Oklahoma, said that Barack Obama was getting “getting perilously close” to the constitutional standard for impeachment.

In response to a question about holding Obama accountable, Coburn stated "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.

That’s 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."

 "Even if there is incompetence, the IRS forces me to abide by the law," a constituent responded to Coburn.

"No, I agree," Coburn said. "My little wiggle out of that when I get that written to me is I believe that needs to be evaluated and determined, but thank goodness it doesn't have to happen in the Senate until they've brought charges in the House. 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."

The full video of Coburn’s remarks has been embedded below