GOP Rep. Bentivolio: ‘Dream Come True’ To Impeach Obama (VIDEO)

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August 20, 2013 3:23 p.m.

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) said Monday it would be a “dream come true” to impeach President Barack Obama.

Bentivolio’s comments came in response to a question about impeaching the president during the August 2013 Birmingham Bloomfield Republican Club Meeting on Monday.  

“You know if I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true,” Bentivolio said. “I feel your pain and I know. I stood 12 feet away from that guy and listened to him and I couldn’t stand being there. But because he is president I have to respect the office. That’s my job as a congressman. I respect the office.”

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Bentivolio added that he’s met with lawyers about impeaching Obama.

“I went to my office and I’ve had lawyers come in,” Bentivolio added. “These are lawyers, PhDs in history and I said ‘tell me how I can impeach the President of the United States.”

But, the Michigan congressman continued, there first has to be evidence to impeach the president.

“Until we have evidence, you’re going to become a laughing stock if you’ve submitted the bill to impeach the president because number one, you’ve got to convince the press,” Bentivolio continued. “There are some people out there no matter what Obama does he’s still the greatest president they’ve ever had. That’s what you’re fighting.”

The comments and video were first flagged by Buzzfeed. Watch below at the 28:00 mark:

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