Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), the chair of the new House Tea Party Caucus, seems to be sitting on the fence over whether President Obama should be impeached. Instead, she’s saying that those questions are up to Congress to determine.
In an interview with NewsMax, Bachmann was asked about former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo’s (Republican/Constitution) statements that Obama should be impeached for allegedly refusing to secure the border in order to force an immigration reform package. Bachmann — who has said that subpoenaing and investigating the Obama administration is “all we should do” if Republicans gain control of Congress — didn’t quite give a definite answer.
“When it comes to the issue of securing our borders, again it seems to have a political basis rather than a basis that is grounded in what is good for America, our economy, and the safety and health of the American people,” said Bachmann. “Whether or not this is an impeachable offense is one that the Congress would have to make a determination on. But I think clearly the president isn’t acting out of the best interests of what would be good for people’s safety and good for our economy.”The key moment comes at the 6:15 mark: