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GOP Rep.: House ‘Probably’ Has the Votes to Impeach Obama

A Republican congressman said in a radio interview today that the House probably has the votes to impeach President Obama, if things got so bad that impeachment became their only recourse. Congressman Lou Barletta told Gary Sutton that the issue of impeachment is an important one to address with Obama “absolutely ignoring the Constitution and ignoring the laws.”

A couple of Republicans have floated the idea of impeachment and the House having enough votes for impeachment before, and Barletta’s no different, claiming there’s a good chance impeachment could pass the Republican-led House if they took a vote.

“For those that say impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws. Could that pass in the House? It probably, it probably could. Is the majority the American people in favor of impeaching the president? I’m not sure.”

A few weeks ago, Bill Maher dared Republicans to try impeaching Obama just so he can “kick [their] ass” again.

Listen to the audio below:

[h/t BuzzFeed]
[image via U.S. Congress]

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