Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is at the head of a group of GOP leaders meeting to impeach President Obama.
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the national healthcare law are some of the issues Dewhurst is bringing to the forefront of the impeachment talks.
Dewhurst’s comments were made during a recent Tarrant County Tea Party forum and were first reported on 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.
Dewhurst also believes the president should be held accountable for Washington’s failure to secure the border and the government shutdown.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann introduced a resolution to impeach Obama on Monday.
Rep. Ted Cruz conceded, saying that there were not enough votes in the House for an impeachment.
Hearings are scheduled to begin Thursday.
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