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Rep. Steve King: Obama could be impeached over debt crisis

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that President Obama could face impeachment if the country goes into default.

“Obama would be impeached if he blocked debt payments,” King, a Republican, wrote on Twitter.

King prefaced the comment by writing: “STOP talking about default. The 1st dime of each $1 of revenue services debt.”

His comments come as Obama is negotiating with Congress over a debt reduction package that includes raising the country’s debt limit by the August 2 deadline.

King ended the tweet with a reference to the Republican “Cut, Cap and Balance” plan he supports that passed in the House last week, but was killed in the Senate.

It would require spending cuts and caps along with a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget.