*”If anyone in this room cannot see the horrendous, traitorous scandals run by the Obama administration, I will pray for you.”
This statement, most likely served without a stutter, came from Larry Klipp of Butte County; and is one of many echoed in a room full of republicans in South Dakota, who voted 191-176 in favor of a resolution to impeach president Barack Obama based on a claim that he has “violated his oath of office in numerous ways.”
The South Dakota Republican Party state convention was the place where a resolution was passed to lift the president from office; citing three items specifically: the release of five Taliban combatants in a trade for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, Obama’s statement that people could keep insurance companies, and recent EPA regulations on power plants. (Note: One of the largest coal burning power plants resides in this state).
“Therefore, be it resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our U.S. Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States,” the resolution reads.
A report says the resolution was sponsored by Allen Unruh of Sioux Falls, S.D., who reportedly claimed, “I’ve got a thick book on impeachable offenses of the president,” before calling on South Dakota to “send a symbolic message that liberty shall be the law of the land.”
Larry Eliason of Potter County is one of a very small minority that disagrees with the impeachment resolution, but noted it was aside from the fact that “the only thing (Obama’s) done the last six years that I approve of is when he adopted a pet.”
(Read the full text of the resolution and see how each county voted here.)
The South Dakota lawmakers apparently are not alone. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Penn.) argued last week that the House could “probably” impeach Obama if immigration reform was brought to the floor for a vote, the Huffington Post reports.
Read more at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.