GOPer: Impeachment ‘A Possibility’ If Obama Moves Ahead On Immigration

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Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) said on Monday that impeaching President Obama “would be a consideration” if he moves forward unilaterally on immigration.

Barton’s comments were made during an interview with former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), who now hosts NewsMaxTV’s “America’s Forum.”

Barton was asked about the possibility that Obama could take executive action to slow deportations.

“Well impeachment is indicting in the House and that’s a possibility. But you still have to convict in the Senate and that takes a two-thirds vote,” Barton said. “But impeachment would be a consideration, yes sir.”

Watch the video below, courtesy of NewsMaxTV. Barton’s comments come at about the 04:30 mark.

h/t BuzzFeed

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