In a telephone interview sponsored by TeaParty.net Michelle Bachmann (R-MN.) described President Barack Obama’s recent actions as “impeachable offenses”, but said impeachment would likely have no effect on changing leadership inWashington.
While the potential to impeach the president is very real given the Republican majority in the House, Bachmann said Tuesday the point is moot due to Harry Reid’s presence in the Senate.
“Impeachment occurs in the House, so if you remember historically… [When] President Bill Clinton was impeached, he was impeached in the House, but he wasn’t removed from office because it’s the Senate that removes,” Bachmann said. “And the Senate did not remove him from office.”
“We can have an impeachment hearing in the House, and in my mind, the President has committed impeachable offenses, but that doesn’t mean that he would be removed… Unless there’s some miracle that happens, Harry Reid is not going to remove Barack Obama from office,” Bachmann finished.
With the idea of impeachment discarded, Bachman began to clarify just how critical the battle House Republicans are now fighting.
This fight were in right now is so much bigger than just Obamacare, it’s bigger than the out of control debt. What this is about is whether or not we will hold on to a constitutional republic, because Barack Obama has decided that he is going to delegate power to himself, and that [Republicans] don’t count with our voice in the House.”
Later Bachmann paralleled the implications of the U.S. situation and it’s inability to impeach the president to the conflict in Egypt this summer, and warned of potential actions by disgruntled citizens.
“The people there did not have impeachment: they rose up, and threw off the Muslim brotherhood from power because they couldn’t stand the tyrannical oppression.” Bachman continued, “I think here we could be on the cusp of seeing some civil disobedience; I’m not saying I want civil disobedience. but people are going to take the thuggery of this president much longer, and that’s part of what were trying to do as the people’s voice in the House of Representatives.”
“I want the Tea Party to know they made a profound difference and what they’re fighting for is to see if we’re actually going to be a constitutional republic or if we’re going to be totally devolved into a dictatorship under somebody like Barack Obama.”
Written by Martin Defrancesco.http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/10/25925-michelle-bachmann-we-should-impeach-obama-he-is-close-to-a-dictatorship/