Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says "there's no doubt" President Barack Obama "has done plenty of things worthy of impeachment."
But it's unlikely to happen, he said.
In an interview Monday with Iowa conservative radio host Steve Deace, the "Huckabee on Fox" host, who is considering a run for president in 2016,
said Obama "absolutely" deserves to be impeached.
The group Right Wing Watch
posted this audio clip from the longer interview:
Huckabee, a Republican, told Deace the Democratic-controlled Senate would block any attempt at impeachment.
"From a governmental standpoint you're not going to see it accomplished with this Senate," Huckabee said. "But I think it's an important argument to make that there are a number of things this president has done in the overuse of the executive power, his complete ignoring of the law, even his own law."
"This is a president who passes Obamacare and when the Republicans want to change it, the answer is, 'It's the law of the land' — until it isn't the law of the land," he said, "until he wants to give over 40 exemptions to his pals. Well, you can't do that."
Huckabee pointed to his own time as governor, saying, "I would love to have been able to just make up the law as it suited me."
"But I put my hand on the Bible and I swore that I would uphold the Constitution — not my, just, own opinions," he said.
Republicans have been insisting they have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings, with House Speaker John Boehner last week
putting the blame for all the talk of it squarely on Democrats hoping to raise money for upcoming elections.
Still, some GOP lawmakers have raised the issue, including Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa,
who on Sunday said Congress should weigh impeachment if Obama used executive actions to advance his immigration reform agenda.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also has called
for the president's impeachment.
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