Texas Congressman: Impeachment “Needs to Happen”

Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Impeachment usually represents a punitive act following the commission of a crime, but some are looking to it as a last means of self-defense. At a Tea Party town hall meeting last night Rep. Michael Burgess, R-TX, said impeachment “needs to happen” to stop Barack Obama from inflicting more “damage” on this country.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram claims an attendee “suggested that the House push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama to obstruct the president from pushing his agenda.” Burgess, who represents four counties in northern Texas, responded: “It needs to happen, and I agree with you it would tie things up. No question about that.” He later stood by his comment. “We need to tie things up. The longer we allow the damage to continue unchecked, the worse things are going to be for us.”

Burgess made his comments at a town hall meeting with the NE Tarrant Tea Party Tuesday evening in Denton, Texas.

The Star-Telegram adds, “Burgess said he wasn’t sure whether the proper charges to bring up articles of impeachment against Obama were there.” Since the reporter does not quote Congressman Burgess nor elaborate on this sentence, it is uncertain whether Burgess said he was not sure Obama had committed an impeachable offense or whether the charges could pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. While there are ample grounds for impeachment, it would take intense citizen pressure to force senators to vote for conviction.

The event was broadcast live on UStream, but it is not yet archived on the Congressman’s video page. If you have more information about — or video of — this incident, please contact me.

Whatever the circumstances surrounding Burgess’ words, he is part of a significant and growing number of Congressmen willing to see Obama removed from office….

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Comments

  1. JEAN LEGG says:

    GOOD FOR YOU, SIR. PLEASE HAVE YOUR OFFICE CONTACT ME IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP IN YOUR OFFICE. I AM OLD BUT I CAN READ AND COUNT AND QUITE A GOOD TYPIST. WOULD LOVE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP YOU.

  2. freddymac says:

    Six Republican state senators face recall elections in Wisconsin today, the big showdown in this fight. If Democrats win three or more races tonight, they will have a chance at taking back the state Senate.
    Doesn't Recall sound a little like Impeach?

  3. A note to "cpiacono" . Read the articles for impeachment which are posted on this web site if you are intelligent enough to find them and then be able to both read and understand them. In 2012 change your vote to prove to everyone that you arn't the idiot you were in 2008.

  4. I can't sell new USA made tools on eBay at 1/2 of retail. 4 years ago I was doing $3000 a week. Now a good day is a net of $10. Enough said.

  5. EITHER OBAMA NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED FOR THE MANY UN-CONSTITUIONAL MOVES HE HAS MADE INCLUDING "USURPING" THE PRES. CHAIR, OR, AT LEAST FOUR LARGER STATES LIKE TEXAS OKLAHOMA, LOUISIANA, ARIZONA, SHOULD ALL (SIGN THEIR STATE LAWS) THAT AN ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE BE SHOWN, AND SUBJECT TO FBI SCREENING FOR THE FORGERY TESTS, AND ALONG WITH HIGHSCHOOL GRADE CARDS, PASSPORT, SOC. SEC. CRAD AND ANY OTHER RECORDS TO PROVE THAT HE MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF A "NATURAL BORN CITIZEN…
    THIS WOULD BE THE EASIEST WAY TO AVOID THE SCOTUS, IF STATES WERE TO MAKE THESE LAWS…THEN AMERICAN WILL BE RETURNED TO A FAIR ELECTION AS WAS 'DIS-REGARDED' IN NOV 2008. THEN LET THE ARRE3STS BEGIN….!!!!

  6. EITHER OBAMA NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED FOR THE MANY UN-CONSTITUIONAL MOVES HE HAS MADE INCLUDING "USURPING" THE PRES. CHAIR, OR, AT LEAST FOUR LARGER STATES LIKE TEXAS OKLAHOMA, LOUISIANA, ARIZONA, SHOULD ALL (SIGN THEIR STATE LAWS) THAT AN ORIGINAL LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE MUST BE SHOWN, AND SUBJECT TO FBI SCREENING FOR THE FORGERY TESTS, AND ALONG WITH HIGHSCHOOL GRADE CARDS, PASSPORT, SOC. SEC. CARD AND ANY OTHER RECORDS TO PROVE THAT HE MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF A "NATURAL BORN CITIZEN…_THIS WOULD BE THE EASIEST WAY TO AVOID SCOTUS, IF STATES WERE TO MAKE THESE LAWS…THEN AMERICAN WILL BE RETURNED TO A FAIR ELECTION AS WAS 'DIS-REGARDED' IN NOV 2008. ….THEN LET THE ARRESTS BEGIN….!!!!

  7. I think the American public needs to hire Billy the exterminator to fumigate the White House and Congress to rid us of the vermin that has infested these places.

  8. All we can hope for is that he is VOTED OUT IN 2012. With a new President, have intense investigations into this criminals back ground, find that he was a fraud, then have EVERYTHING he has done, VOIDED!

  9. I AM WITH MICHEAL BURGESS IMPEACH THAT SORRY ASS FOR PUTTING US I MEAN THE U S IN THE SHAPE IT'S IN TODAY

  10. Until we can replace ALL of the anti constitution professional politicians in BOTH partys it will be an uphill fight. But it IS a fight we CAN win.

  11. LETS JUST START FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS AS REPUBLICANS AND INFORM THE PEOPLE TO VOTE THE DEMOCRATES OUT.

  12. If Obama were held to the requirements of the Constitution like John McCain was, Obama would not be in the White House. To this day, Obama has not gone before Congress to prove his eligibility. How come the Constitution matters when John McCain was forced before Congress but the Manchurion candidate, with his records sealed like they were top secret, is completely ignored? Something definitely crooked here. It is about time that the truth come to light about Obama's fraudulent and corrupt conduct.

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