Kesha Rogers expects her Senate platform of impeaching President Barack Obama and repealing Obamacare to carry her to victory in the Texas Democratic primary — and said that Obama’s support for “Nazis in Ukraine” makes him like Hitler.
Rogers, an acolyte of the cultish fringe political icon Lyndon LaRouche, was able to make it to the runoff in the Democratic primary for Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) seat with 21.7 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary. She now faces dentist David Alameel to get the nomination and face Cornyn. Democrats, fearing Rogers as the Democratic nominee, have actively worked try and stop her from making it past the primary.
In an interview with TPM on Wednesday, a day after the primary, Rogers explained why she thinks President Obama should be impeached and how that argument has helped her move forward in the election.
“I think what was clearly indicated that there was a change in the subject and discussion,” Rogers said. “We made clear to the American people that this president must be impeached now and Texas voters responded to that and despite all of the efforts by party establishment, my opponent to spend millions of dollars, attacks against me, the issue still stands that people are not at all happy with what’s going on in our country and they want leadership to address the crisis and they want solutions.”
TPM asked on what grounds Rogers thought Obama should be impeached. Rogers argued that Obama should be impeached for the “use of warrantless wiretapping, the use of drones against American citizens, the launching of illegal wars, the call for regime change, the launching of the war in Libya without Congressional consent and the list goes on.”
A hallmark of Rogers’ campaign has also been posters of President Obama with a Hitler mustache. TPM asked if that was an apt comparison.
“Absolutely,” Rogers said. “I mean this president has continued the policies of supporting Nazis in Ukraine…That’s what he’s doing right now.”
Rogers cited the Obama administration’s decision to send Secretary of State John Kerry to Kiev as proof that the administration was supporting Nazi sympathizers in the country.
“The opposition leaders and there is very documented evidence and proof that the opposition leaders in Ukraine are directly related and hold direct ties to the Nazi interest and what was done by sending in people like … John Kerry, and others to dictate who would be in charge and control is against national sovereignty and interests of Ukraine,” Rogers said. “That’s what the Obama administration has done.”
Cornyn is the heavy favorite to win re-election. TPM asked how Rogers expected to win the entire race given Cornyn’s popularity and hefty war chest.
“Three million dollars couldn’t stop me from getting a bid in the race, couldn’t stop me from getting to the runoff and so you’re still going with popular opinion?” Rogers said.