Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) predicted on Monday that Republicans will attempt to impeach President Obama if they maintain control of the House this November.
Clyburn, the assistant Democratic leader, was responding on Twitter to someone who asked why Democrats weren’t doing more to shut down the GOP’s talk of impeachment.
.@LiberalPhenom No way to shut down the talk, nor should there be, it’s real and I predict if GOP maintain House, Obama will be impeached.
— James E. Clyburn (@Clyburn) August 11, 2014
Republicans recently voted to sue Obama for the executive actions he’s taken. GOP leaders have repeatedly said they have no plans to impeach Obama, but recent polling has shown many Republican voters would welcome the move.
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