Rand Paul: I Do Not Support Impeachment

August 5, 2014 4:53 p.m.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seems to be going against some of his Republican colleagues in the House concerning whether to impeach President Barack Obama: He’s against it.

That’s according to reporter Chris Moody.

A number of other lawmakers, contrary to Paul, have suggested an openness to impeaching Obama.

State Sen. Jim Tracy, a Republican running to defeat two-term Rep. Scott DesJarlais, for instance, also said he would be open to impeaching the president.

“Obama has abused the powers of the executive branch time and again,” Tracy said according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. “I would be open to impeachment as an option to put a stop to the out-of-control executive orders and overreach this president has shown.”

Then there was Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) who said in a radio interview on Monday that Republicans should forget their lawsuit against Obama and just move ahead to impeachment.

“My problem with what my party is trying to do to sue is it will cost the taxpayers between two and three million dollars,” Jones said. “Use the Constitution, that’s what it is there for.”

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