Tom Tancredo: Impeach Obama! Fox News: That’s Ridiculous (VIDEO)

July 23, 2010 12:46 p.m.
EDITORS' NOTE: TPM is making our COVID-19 coverage free to all readers during this national health crisis. If you’d like to support TPM's reporters, editors and staff, the best way to do so is to become a member.

Tom Tancredo sure does have a lot of demands these days.

First, the ex-Rep warned Colorado’s scandal-stained Republican gubernatorial frontrunners that if they didn’t drop out of the race after the August 10 primary so the party could appoint a better nominee, he’d enter the race himself.

And now Tancredo is calling for President Obama to be impeached.Tancredo has an op-ed in the Washington Times calling President Obama “a more serious threat to America than al Qaeda” and suggesting that he ought to be impeached. He went on Fox News this afternoon to explain. And Fox News’ Megyn Kelly seemed to think that Tancredo’s proposal was, well, a little out there.

“Alright congressman, that’s ridiculous,” she said after explaining the outlines of his op-ed.

“Well you may think so,” Tancredo said. “I don’t.”

The ex-congressman said Obama “wants to destroy the constitution” and is more dangerous than al Qaeda because he represents an internal threat.

“He is a committed idealogue, and when you have somebody like that in the White House, it is to me a scary proposition, and I think that we can muster our defenses much more easily to take care of al Qaeda than we can to take care of the president.”

Kelly asked, “How is that helpful? How does that raise the level of debate?” She also told Tancredo that “it’s tough to take you seriously.” Ouch.


Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: