Georgia congressman and Senate candidate Paul Broun wants to impeach Obama

No less than three out of the eight Georgia Republicans running for the Senate support impeachment VIDEO

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Georgia congressman and Senate candidate Paul Broun wants to impeach Obama (Credit: AP/Gregory Smith)

One thing to understand about Georgia GOP Rep. Paul Broun’s campaign for the U.S. Senate is that, on the Republican side, he’s just one of eight — count ‘em, eight — people running in the primary. This means that Broun, though long distinguished for being about as much of a wingnut as you’re going to find, is under serious pressure to prove to Georgia’s Republican electorate that he’s the one true conservative in the field.

So it shouldn’t be a shock to anyone to find out that, on Saturday, Broun appeared in a campaign event (along with some, but not all of his competitors) and signaled his willingness to impeach President Barack Obama.

During the event, a woman from the audience asked Broun and the rest whether they would support impeaching Obama for, in her words, “[perjuring] himself on multiple occasions.” Along with businessman Eugene Yu and engineer Derrick Grayson, Broun raised his hand to affirm that, yes, he would like to see the first African-American president in American history impeached. He’d like to make it two Democratic presidents impeached in a row, too.

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Lest you imagine these are the (nonverbal) ravings of a long-shot nobody, we’ll note that in the latest polling on the race to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate, Broun is basically tied with the expected Democratic nominee. His chances of making it to the “greatest deliberative body in the world,” in other words, are quite good.

You can see Broun, Yu and Grayson raise their hands in the video below, via Talking Points Memo:

Elias Isquith
Elias Isquith is a staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith.

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