Rep. Marchant: Pursuing Impeachment Would Put Senate at Risk

Image: Rep. Marchant: Pursuing Impeachment Would Put Senate at Risk Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Tex. (MCT/Landov)

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 10:02 AM

By Jennifer G. Hickey

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
During a recent appearance at a town hall, Republican Rep. Kenny Marchant said while there may be a legitimate case for impeaching President Barack Obama, the GOP should focus on winning the Senate because "there is no will" in the Senate or the country for it.

"All the legalities are in place to begin to impeach the president, but the will of the people is not there. If we move against the will of the American people, there will be a violent reaction and I do not think we will win the Senate. Let's focus on winning the senate first," he said in response to a constituent's question at a town hall in Coppell, Texas, according to video obtained by BuzzFeed.

Marchant said the case against Obama is laid out in "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment," a new book written by Andrew McCarthy of National Review.

He added that there is a "very slim chance" Republicans in the House would begin impeachment proceedings.

Marchant was responding to a question from the audience about how Congress could prevent Obama from taking further executive action to move his policy agenda.

The Texas Republican said there were two ways: impeachment and allowing the courts to continue to weigh in on the legality of the president's executive actions.

Marchant said the emergence of ISIS to the events in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting of Mike Brown by a member of the Ferguson, Missouri, police force may have delayed Obama taking executive action on immigration.

He also said Republicans should continue to focus "for the country's well-being" on gaining "control of the senate so we can begin to pass bills."

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Politico: Obama May Give Dems 80 Percent of 2016 Latino Vote

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:18 PM

President Barack Obama may be on track to helping deliver as much as 80 percent of Latino voters to the 2016 Democratic  . . .

Obama Appointee's Group Accused of Illegal Politicking

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:09 PM

A nonprofit group run by an Obama administration appointee may have supported Democratic mayoral candidates in Californi . . .

Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio Clash Over Obama's Cuba Policy

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 15:23 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took a series of online digs Friday at potential GOP presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio of Flor . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved