In 2014, the Democratic National Committee wants you to vote Democrat – if only so you can protect President Obama from being impeached.
An email sent out Saturday evening explicitly raises the fear that the president could be removed from office if enough Republicans take control of Congress, the Daily Caller reported.
The notice – entitled “Impeachment” in the subject line – was sent to Obama for America supporters and featured quotes from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., and Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who raise the possibility of impeaching the president on grounds of alleged presidential misconduct.
“Republicans are actually excited about the idea,” the email says, according to the Daily Caller. “Show these Republicans that they are way, way off base and give President Obama a Congress that has his back.”
Rhetoric aside, no representative has introduced an inquiry of impeachment to the House Judiciary Committee or introduced a bill of impeachment since President Obama took office in 2009. Democratic desires to remove George W. Bush from office were famously squashed shortly after the party regained the House in 2006, when then-incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said impeachment was “off the table.”
Only Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton have been impeached, but both were acquitted in the Senate and were permitted to finish out their terms.