In an interview Thursday, on the Rusty Humphries Show, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) talked about the Benghazi cover-up and officially started the impeachment buzz.
Senator Inhofe proclaimed that “of all the great cover-ups in history” Benghazi “is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history.”
He later noted that,”We may be starting to use the I-word before too long.”
“The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked.
“Yeah,” Inhofe responded.
When Rusty Humphries questioned the wisdom of impeaching Obama now, Inhofe noted it wouldn’t be immediate.
“I’m not talking about it now, this is something that could endure until after the ’14 election — this is not a short story, this is something that was re-discovered after eight months…this is clearly an orchestrated cover-up,” the Senator responded.
Inhofe seemed to confirm what many are thinking. With a Democratic majority in the Senate (officially 53-45 with two independents who caucus with the Democrats) there is not much chance of obtaining a conviction at this point. However, with 35 open seats in 2014, there is a chance to swing that majority.
The House of Representatives impeaches a public official with a simple majority vote, but to obtain a conviction the Senate must concur with a two-thirds majority (67 votes). It is unlikely that 67 votes could be gathered to convict the President of any charges at this time, but it appears that the GOP is looking forward to the 2014 elections to try to gain momentum.