After walking out of Obama’s State of the Union speech upon hearing the president threaten to violate the Constitution and to rule by decree, Republican U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman (shown on right) of Texas says he is now seeking public support for introducing articles of impeachment. Recent surveys suggest that about 50 percent of Americans want to impeach Obama for a wide range of major scandals, and articles of impeachment have already been filed in the House against disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder, who is currently in criminal contempt of Congress.

The grassroots effort to impeach Obama, which has surged in recent years amid seemingly never-ending scandals surrounding the administration, argues that the president has committed numerous high crimes and misdemeanors worthy of removal from office. Among other crimes, experts and lawmakers point to unlawful NSA espionage against Americans, “Fast and Furious” gun running to cartels and the ongoing coverup, unconstitutional wars, support for jihadists in the Middle East, IRS targeting of conservatives, Benghazigate, “green” energy corruption, spying on journalists, refusing to enforce laws, ruling by decree, and more.

“I’m considering filing Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama,” Rep. Stockman declared on a website for his Senate bid against Texas Senator and Republican Minority Whip John Cornyn. “You see, I walked out of Obama’s State of the Union address last night. Obama defiantly vowed not only to radically expand the reach of government from cradle to grave, but to smash the Constitution’s restrictions on government power while doing it.”

“His goal is to eliminate our constitutional republic,” the conservative stalwart continued in his January 29 message soliciting public support for the impeachment effort. “Last year I said I would consider impeachment as a last resort to stop Obama’s abuse of power. And, quite frankly, we’re running out of options.… He openly declared war on the Constitution.” To be successful, however, Stockman said he needs hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans to stand with him.

While multiple lawmakers have mentioned the prospect of impeaching Obama, Rep. Stockman is the first to publicly suggest that he would actually try to get it done. In fact, according to news reports, the conservative Texas lawmaker has even distributed copies of the book Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama From Office to every member of Congress. “I hope this book helps convince my colleagues to hold Barack Obama legally responsible for his disregard for the law,” he said.

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