Three of the eight Republicans running in the Georgia Senate primary said they would impeach President Barack Obama if given the chance.
The candidates signaled their willingness to impeach the president at a candidate forum on Saturday. At the forum, a woman said President Bill “Clinton was impeached for perjury. Obama has perjured himself on multiple occasions. Would you support impeachment if presented for a vote?”
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: