A national organization of black Republicans is calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.
The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) originally filed articles of impeachment against the president earlier this week, citing Obama’s “attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.”
The group invoked the Declaration of Independence against the president, accusing him of a “long train of abuses and usurpations.”
“We must fight back against tyranny or we will lose our precious freedoms and we will find ourselves living in a socialist nation under the rule of despots like in Russia, China, North Korea and Cuba,” NBRA chair Frances Rice told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Rice’s organization says that the IRS’ scrutiny of tea party and conservative non-profits is a reason for impeachment. The NBRA’s articles also state the president “has covered up, delayed, impeded and obstructed the investigation of the Benghazi Battle.”
“Brave Americans were left to die without any rescue effort taken whatsoever.” As a military veteran herself, Rice felt strongly about the creed “never leave a soldier behind,” Rice said to TheDCNF.
The National Security Agency’s surveillance program is another reason the black Republican group thinks the president should be removed.
Rice acknowledges that impeachment “is not quite possible at the moment.” She told TheDCNF this is partly because “the liberal media is a propaganda arm for the Democratic Party and they will demonize anyone who tries to hold the president accountable by calling them racist.”
Rice politely disagreed with former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who described attempts to impeach Obama as “asinine.”
“Every American has the right to his or her own opinion,” she said. “I would not refute anyone for expressing their own opinion just like I do not want anyone refuting me for expressing my own opinion. We have a freedom of speech under the U.S. Constitution.”
The president’s fate, Rice concluded, “is in the hands of the American people.”
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