Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the second highest-ranking elected official in the state, called for President Obama’s impeachment this week.
The Republican politician told a Tea Party forum Monday, “Barack Obama ought to be impeached, Not only for trampling on our liberties, but what he did in Benghazi is just a crime,” the Texas Observer quoted his speech.
Speaking to The Observer after the event, Dewhurst elaborated on his statement.
“I think this president, Barack Obama, has disregarded federal law. He’s tried to do things which are not authorized under federal law, such as with immigration, such as not following our federal drug laws,” Dewhurst told the Observer. “He’s created winners and losers out of Obamacare where he has no authority, such as allowing for the unions and big businesses to postpone their mandates for a year.”
Dewhurst further took Obama to task for the administration’s handling of the…