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It is no secret that the GOP has an innate desire to reduce democratic control of the U.S. government. An extreme example of this occurred at the South Dakota State Republican Convention, where on Saturday, June 21, a resolution demanded for the impeachment of President Obama.
As reported by the Argus Leader, the resolution states that Obama has “violated his oath of office in numerous ways." Moreover, Representative Allen Unruh, who personally sponsored the resolution, claims to have “a thick book of impeachable offenses of the President.”
With skepticism about President Obama’s birthplace, his legitimacy to hold office has been a topic of discussion since his election in 2008. However, in this instance, The Washington Times reports a trade with the Taliban for a captive U.S. solider, misleading claims about how new legislation wouldn’t interfere with citizens' existing insurance services, as well as EPA power plant regulations as the specific violations that coincide with The Articles of Impeachment.
This resolution is admittedly a radical step, the specific purpose of which is to urge members of the House of Representatives to support, and ultimately initiate the impeachment process. Having said this, even if the resolution were to make it through The House, where the GOP constitutes the majority, it must then receive a 2/3 vote in the Senate, which is dominated by Democrats.
The intricate process that impeachment involves is perhaps reason enough as to why no President has been successfully impeached in U.S. history. Furthermore, given that Obama is entering the last quarter of his 8-year term, it is highly unlikely that he will become the first. If not already, the nation will soon be more concerned with the upcoming 2016 election than with carrying out questionably necessary damage control.
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