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Three Georgia Senate Candidates Want To Impeach Obama (VIDEO)

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Of the five candidates at the event, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), engineer Derrick Grayson and businessman Eugene Yu said they would support impeachment. Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel and attorney Art Gardner did not raise their hands.

Georgia Republican Reps. Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, as well as businessman David Perdue, who are also running for the Senate seat left open by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) did not attend the forum.

At the Mayor's Day Senate Forum in Atlanta in January the candidates were asked about long-term unemployment benefits. None of them raised their hands when asked if they would vote to extend the benefits but they did raise their hands at a followup question on whether they would vote to cut unemployment benefits.

Watch the video, obtained by TPM, of the three Georgia candidates signaling interest in impeaching Obama below:

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