Texas Congressman: Impeachment “Needs to Happen”

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Impeachment usually represents a punitive act following the commission of a crime, but some are looking to it as a last means of self-defense. At a Tea Party town hall meeting last night Rep. Michael Burgess, R-TX, said impeachment “needs to happen” to stop Barack Obama from inflicting more “damage” on this country.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram claims an attendee “suggested that the House push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama to obstruct the president from pushing his agenda.” Burgess, who represents four counties in northern Texas, responded: “It needs to happen, and I agree with you it would tie things up. No question about that.” He later stood by his comment. “We need to tie things up. The longer we allow the damage to continue unchecked, the worse things are going to be for us.”

Burgess made his comments at a town hall meeting with the NE Tarrant Tea Party Tuesday evening in Denton, Texas.

The Star-Telegram adds, “Burgess said he wasn’t sure whether the proper charges to bring up articles of impeachment against Obama were there.” Since the reporter does not quote Congressman Burgess nor elaborate on this sentence, it is uncertain whether Burgess said he was not sure Obama had committed an impeachable offense or whether the charges could pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. While there are ample grounds for impeachment, it would take intense citizen pressure to force senators to vote for conviction.

The event was broadcast live on UStream, but it is not yet archived on the Congressman’s video page. If you have more information about — or video of — this incident, please contact me.

Whatever the circumstances surrounding Burgess’ words, he is part of a significant and growing number of Congressmen willing to see Obama removed from office. Early last month Rep. Tim Scott, R-SC, told the Tea Party group LowCountry 9.12 if Obama invoked the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling, it would be “an impeachable act.” The next day, Texas Republican Pete Olson said Scott is “not a lonely voice” on impeachment. Obama promptly backed off the scheme.

Rep. Trent Franks, R-AZ, became the first sitting Congressman to raise the possibility of impeaching Obama over his refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Justice Department is currently fighting against DOMA in the courts.

A number of Republican presidential candidates are also on board. Newt Gingrich warned Obama about possible impeachment if he refused to defend DOMA. Ron Paul said forthrightly the war in Libya is “an impeachable offense,” although he later sought to distance himself from his statement. Last Monday when a questioner asked Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman if the Libya war is impeachable, Huntsman responded, “I’ll let Congress make that decision.”

Burgess received some flack from the meeting because he was one of only seven Texas Republicans in the House to vote for the debt ceiling deal. He shrewdly warned Retuers news service last week that the plan’s “spending reductions do not go far enough” to satisfy Standard & Poor’s requirements to maintain our AAA credit rating. He also raised concerns over the “Super Congress” the bill establishes.

A medical doctor, Burgess wrote a book-length refutation of ObamaCare, published by WND Books, entitled, Doctor in the House: A Physician-Turned-Congressman Offers His Prescription for Scrapping Obamacare…And Saving America’s Medical System. It carries a foreword by Newt Gingrich and an endorsement by Ron Paul.

Now it seems the three agree impeachment should be on the table for America’s most radical president.

Burgess shoots down ObamaCare in a radio interview.

Click here to sign the petition to impeach Obama. Click here to learn more about the Impeach Obama Campaign.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website, TheRightsWriter.com, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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14 Responses to Texas Congressman: Impeachment “Needs to Happen”

  1. Carol Barton says:

    You have plenty of reasons to impeach Obama. He has no respect for our Constitution or the laws of our land. The “war” against Libya without Senate approval. “Fast and Furious” which you know he is behind. This in itself is an act of treason. His reckless spending and accountability of the money. He has increased the deficit more than any other president in history and that doesn’t include the recent debt ceiling increase. No one ever questioned where his money came from during his campaigning for election in 2008. Money should not come from foreign countries. I have felt Congress is afraid to impeach as someone will play the racist card. I believe his long form birth certificate is a fake … prove it and use it. He has done nothing to lead. Only accomplishment was his Obamacare which was achieved through coersion and unconstitutional. His numerous trips overseas, as well as Michelle’s trip to Africa have cost the taxpayers a lot of money. He disrespects the US to other countries and yet befriends Muslim countries. Congress needs to open up their eyes and do something soon before the country we all love no longer exists.

    • EL ZORRO says:

      The reason congress does not do anything about Obama, even with all the evidence that the birth certificate that he presented on national television is FORGED, that his Selective Service Registration is forged, that he is using a Social Security of a long time ago dead person from Connecticut, fast and furious, that he does not meet the NATURAL BORN CITIZEN clause of the CONSTITUTION, and many more others felonies, is because there is a conspiracy of silence amount the PERMANENT POLITICAL RULING CLASS OF BOTH PARTIES, we have a GANGSTER government that is ruled and controlled by INTERNATIONAL BARONS(gangsters), AND BANKERS, NEW WORLD ORDER, though the U.N. and Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama is there PUPPET and they protect him because they INVERSION.
      EL ZORRO

  2. Bill says:

    Obama has done many things to be impeached but his OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE is the one to bring him down on. Impeach Obama just for being worthless.

  3. Here are several lists of grounds for impeachment, plus a model document casting one of these grounds into a legal document that one might use to make other such documents for presentation to one’s congressperson. Just sayin’.

    If you Google “obama impeachment 32 reasons” you get 11,500,000 hits. Here are the ones I consider the six best, but I must confess I haven’t looked at all of them.

    That one of these lists should be provided by a site called “Datehookup.com” is intriguing. Any singles out there looking for a compatible partner?

    Oh, and the list on the Expose Obama Site is the list from the Impeach Obama Campaign site. Both sites have other stuff worth investigating, so I included them.

    Lists of reasons to impeach:
    http://tinyurl.com/6bgvde5 — Amorian list: best researched and documented.
    http://tinyurl.com/3rsraug — The Expose Obama Site
    http://tinyurl.com/4458rvu — A Libertarian lawyer’s model impeachment document
    http://tinyurl.com/3fwvxj9 — Impeach Obama Campaign site
    http://tinyurl.com/34raha7 — From DateHookup.com. Hmmmmmmmm
    http://tinyurl.com/3r2jw2t — From El Usurpador. It’s in English.

    For the myriad people who write that there are no reasons to impeach Obama, or that no reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed multiple felonies: Please be more specific. Just having a phony Social Security card, for example, is a felony. Obama is credited with having 29 of them. He admits to at least one: The one originally assigned to a 120-year-old dead guy. Please explain this away for me.

    Also explain why presenting a faked birth certificate as if it were genuine is not a crime. We’ll go into the other 39 or 40 potential charges after you’ve done that.

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  5. Gilmer Smith says:

    …Do it now..!!! STOP DAWDLING AND DO IT! There are many reasons to do it! DO IT!!!!

  6. John Rapking says:

    As the Tea Party has said, enough was enough a long time ago. We need to impeach this man while we still have a country left to save. President Downgrade needs to go the way of the dodo.

  7. Louisiana Lady says:

    Unless someone ACTS soon, it will be too late to save the country. I have been following this website for 3 years and have signed the impeachment petition. All well and good…but all the blogging and petitioning and appealing to Congress has produced nothing. Government is out of control. Who will step forward?

  8. JohnZ says:

    Lock & Load.
    Check extra magazines.
    Look outs stand ready.
    Congress Get off your asses.

    • Albert W. L. Moore, Jr. says:

      Do JohnZ and the others realize that Chairman Issa and Speaker Boehner have refused to subpoena Obama’s vital records and DNA, and that many other congressional RINOs have relied on a fraudulent Congressional Research Service memo to evade their duty to investigate, and that even the likes of Marco Rubio and Allen West are allowing themselves to be played for patsies?
      RINOs are as guilty as Obama, for refusing to investigate him.
      If you trust the RINOs to save the Republic, without the most aggressive coercion t make them do their duty, you’re saps.

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  10. Albert W. L. Moore, Jr. says:

    How seriously can we take Michael Burgess and the other RINOs when they do not in fact and in deed start an exhaustive, good faith investigation of Obama?
    Such would show that he is :
    - not his father’s son
    - not his mother’s son
    - not African
    - not American
    - not President
    - not an enemy agent; strike that.
    If House investigation is truly complete, even a Democratic Senate will likely convict and remove.
    Disclosure is as important as impeachment, and increasingly urgent.
    Democrats need full disclosure to decide whether to re-nominate Obama. Evidence will probably show he has no African parent, lost U.S. citizenship in acquiring and exercising Indonesian citizenship, and bears true faith and allegiance to the Comintern, not the U.S.
    Election officials of the various states, when applications for ballot listings are submitted, will not have the time or resources to investigate Obama’s eligibility. Congressional investigation is their only hope.
    Congressional fact-finding can be more important than legislation.
    All congressman should be informed that the refusal of Congress to investigate is an institutional crime for which every member and candidate is liable, and there will be no support for any unless hearings on Obama are convened forthwith. Aspirants to U.S. citizenship should join in this admonition, lest this country sink in the miasma of corruption that afflicts the countries from which they have fled.

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