Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican, told constituents at a townhall over the weekend that the House of Representatives would “probably” have enough votes to impeach President Obama.
Farenthold was in Luling, Texas on Saturday, and after stepping past a question about the president’s birth certificate, suggested that the House would have the votes to impeach the president, but the Democratic Senate would kill the effort.
“A question I get a lot — ‘If everybody’s so unhappy with what the president’s doing, why don’t you impeach him?'” Farenthold said.
“I’ll give you a real frank answer about that. If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it, but it would go to the Senate and he wouldn’t be convicted.”
A video of the remarks — filmed presumably by the woman who asked about Obama’s birth certificate, based on the video’s description — was posted to YouTube Sunday.
H/T: Andrew Kaczynski