Joni Ernst, Iowa U.S. Senate candidate
Ernst said during a candidate forum in Montgomery County, Iowa, that Obama had “become a dictator” and needed to be reprimanded for his slew of executive actions.
“I do think that yes, he should face those repercussions, and whether that’s removal from office, whether that’s impeachment…,” Ernst said.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
Coburn, who’s retiring at the end of the congressional year, said during a town hall last year that Obama was coming “perilously close” to committing an impeachable offense.
“I think there’s some intended violation of law in this administration, but I also think there’s a ton of incompetence,” Coburn said. “I am fed up. I am frustrated. I am happy to raise an issue at every point.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.
Inhofe said during a radio interview on “The Rusty Humphries Show” that Obama could face impeachment over the Benghazi cover-up.
“People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said. “Of all the great cover-ups in history — the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate, all the rest of them — this… is going to go down as [sic] most egregious cover-up in American history.”
The “I-word” meaning impeachment.