South Dakota Republicans Work to Impeach Obama

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Echoing the sentiment of individuals including former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy and U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, members of South Dakota’s Republican Party recently advanced an argument advocating Barack Obama’s impeachment.

In an effort to convince leaders in their state and beyond, Sioux Falls Republican Allen Unruh sponsored a resolution that clearly lays out the party’s case. He cited a number of misdeeds he feels warrant an investigation, noting there are plenty more beyond those listed.

“I’ve got a thick book on impeachable offenses of the president.”

Though the resolution passed, a number of state party members feel backing such an initiative could backfire. As opponent David Wheeler explained:

“By doing this, we would look petty, like we can’t achieve our political goals through the political process.”

Advocates of impeachment will also face an obstacle in the state’s lone member of the U.S. House. Kristi Noem asserted her belief that “aggressive committee oversight and investigations” is the optimal course of action in dealing with Obama’s mishandling of situations like the trade of five dangerous terrorists for suspected Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

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