Hillary Clinton isn't even the nominee -- but a GOP congressman is already vowing to impeach her

"The day she's sworn in is the day that she's subject to impeachment," Alabama's Mo Brooks warns

By Sophia Tesfaye
Published October 19, 2015 6:46PM (EDT)
  (Reuters/David Becker/Salon)
(Reuters/David Becker/Salon)

Hillary Clinton's use of personal email while at the State Department is such a grave violation of national security, according to at least one Republican congressman, that he is already vowing to hold her accountable if the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the FBI and the American voters fail to do so, warning that Clinton will be impeached the day she is sworn into office.

"The day she's sworn in is the day that she's subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors," Alabama Republican Mo Brooks told WAPI-AM's Matt Murphy on Friday, citing Clinton's use of a personal email server as secretary of state.

"It is not about emails," Brooks insisted, "it is about how many lives she put at risk by violating all rules of law that are designed to protect America's top-secret and classified information from falling into the hands of our geopolitical foes who then might use that information to result in the deaths of Americans."

"It is a national security issue," Brooks argued. "And in my judgement, with respect to Hillary Clinton, she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November, because the day she's sworn in is the day that she's subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors," he said.

Brooks, a member of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, went on to slam a potential Paul Ryan speakership as a possible "dictatorship," warning that Ryan's immigration stance is not extreme enough.

Listen to Brooks tip his hat to the GOP strategy of impeachment against Hillary Clinton should she become president:

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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