Impeachment mentioned over Benghazi Incident in Libya
For just the first time the word impeachment has been mentioned over President Obama’s involvement in the alleged cover-up regarding the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Conservative Senator Jim Inhofe a Republican from Oklahoma and Michael Tomasky a columnist with Newsweek magazine both mentioned the “I” word.
Inhofe was on the Rusty Humphries radio show on Thursday and he called the Benghazi incident the greatest American cover-up in the history of the country.
On Friday, during the show Now, broadcast by MSNBC, Tomasky responded to a suggestion that the political knives of the Republicans were out to get Hillary Clinton the former U.S. Secretary of State in advance of the presidential election of 2016, by saying that the Benghazi incident could reach into the White House and take out it current resident.
He continued by saying that the hearings on Benghazi could point to impeachment and would remain that way as long as the House is controlled by the Republicans.
It is very rare for an impeachment of a president and would start with charges brought in the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republicans. However, the Senate is controlled by the Democrats and votes on whether or not to convict a president who has been impeached.
The Democratically controlled U.S. Senate stopped the impeachment of President Clinton. The senate would not convict the president on charges of lying while under oath over his affair with a then intern at the White House. Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas and now host of his own show on Fox News Channel, predicted earlier that Obama would not serve his complete second term due to accusations related to Benghazi.