(USA TODAY) -- Impeachment. There's that word again directed at President Obama... and this time it's coming from Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
a Republican who's drawn three primary rivals, called for Obama to be
impeached over issues such as the administration's handling of the
deadly attack last year on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and
the national health care law.
Dewhurst's comments were made during
a recent Tarrant County Tea Party forum and were first reported on by
Twitter by a reporter for the Texas Observer. The account was later confirmed by the Texas Tribune.
Dewhurst spokesman Travis Considine told the Texas Tribune
that Dewhurst, a former CIA officer, feels "very strongly about the
tragedy in Benghazi and has said that Congress should consider
impeaching the president over the tragedy." Four Americans were killed
in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
added Dewhurst "also believes that President Obama should be held
accountable for Washington's failure to secure the border and the gross
overreach of the federal government under Obamacare."
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who defeated Dewhurst in the GOP primary last year on
the way to winning his Senate seat, conceded this summer there aren't
enough votes in the U.S. Senate to impeach Obama.
Still, the subject has been mentioned by some House Republicans such as Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan and even Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who is an Obama friend.
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