House GOPer: Obama could be impeached over Benghazi

Rep. Jason Chaffetz says impeachment is "certainly a possibility"

By Jillian Rayfield

Published May 14, 2013 4:10PM (EDT)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said that it's "certainly a possibility" that President Obama will be impeached over the attacks in Benghazi.

"It’s certainly a possibility," Chaffetz told the Salt Lake Tribune when asked on Monday. "That’s not the goal but given the continued lies perpetrated by this administration, I don’t know where it’s going to go. ... I’m not taking it off the table. I’m not out there touting that but I think this gets to the highest levels of our government and integrity and honesty are paramount."

Last week. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., was the first to float impeachment over the controversy, saying that “People may be starting to use the I-word before too long."

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had a similar thought. "I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term," he said, according to Breitbart News. "I remind you, as bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die.”

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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