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Texas lawmaker: GOP could impeach Obama over immigration

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said in a video posted Monday that impeaching President Obama “would be a consideration” if he moves forward with executive action on immigration. 

{mosads}”Impeachment is indicting in the House and that’s a possibility,” Barton said on Newsmax TV. “But you still have to convict in the Senate and that takes a two-thirds vote. But impeachment would be a consideration, yes sir.”

Republicans and Obama are clashing over the president’s planned executive actions on immigration. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has in the past dismissed talk of impeachment as a Democratic “scam” fueled by Democrats to boost fundraising. 

The Democratic National Committee has fundraised off of impeachment comments by Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas).

Barton’s comments were first reported by BuzzFeed. 

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