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GOP Congressman: Impeachment Would Probably Cost Republicans The Senate

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Rep. Kenny says despite the &;very slim chance&; the House would vote to impeach Obama, &8220;that doesn&;t mean it shouldn&8217;t be done.&8221; BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409086365); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3429444”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409086365); });

A Republican congressman said there&8217;s a &8220;slim&8221; chance that President Obama will be impeached, and if the House began proceedings, they would would probably fail and cost the Republican Party a chance at winning the Senate.

Speaking at a town hall in Coppell, Texas, last week Rep. Kenny Marchant said despite the &8220;very slim chance&8221; the House would vote to impeach Obama, &8220;that doesn&8217;t mean it shouldn&8217;t be done.&8221;

Marchant cited National Review writer Andrew McCarthy&8217;s &8220;excellent&8221; book Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama&8217;s Impeachment as evidence &8220;all the legalities for impeachment proceeding to begin against the president.&8221;

The congressman added &8220;the will of the American people is not there&8221; and said if Republicans went against that and attempted to impeach Obama there would be &8220;a violent reaction&8221; that would keep Republicans from winning the Senate. He said Republicans should wait until after the November elections to &8220;proceed on that question.&8221;

Marchant also cited Democrats raising money off impeachment talk as a reason to leave any consideration of impeachment until after the November elections.

Here&8217;s the video of Marchant&8217;s remarks:

Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2014/08/26/FinderScreenSnapz002-516×284.mp4.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/gop-congressman-very-slim-chance-obama-would-be-impeach-but

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