Republican Congressman Michael Burgess agrees with some of his Tea Party constituents that now is the time to impeach President Obama, since that’s the best way to stop Obama from “pushing his agenda.” In an interview with his hometown newspaper the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Burgess insisted the House needs to stop the President, otherwise “the longer we allow the damage to continue unchecked, the worse things are going to be for us.”
Although when away from his enthused Tea Party town hall crowd, it seems unclear how serious Burgess is about pursuing impeachment. The Hill reports that Burgess later admitted knowing impeachment “would not be successful,” but is still eager to do something to stall the administration’s agenda. Yet with just a little over one year left before the 2012 election, might Burgess just focus his efforts on removing Obama from office the good old-fashined way: helping the Republican presidential nominee defeat him?
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