Barack Obama’s flagrant disregard for the limitations of his office has given rise to numerous grassroots campaigns to facilitate his impeachment. As his second term continues, however, supporters of such efforts see frustratingly little evidence that any legitimate action is being taken against him.
For one former talk show host and current U.S. Senate candidate, the reason is simple.
“Whether we like it or not, race is an issue,” said Republican Sam Clovis of Iowa.
During a recent interview with the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Clovis tackled a number of issues. He revealed that, while he believes there are plenty of people in power who think Obama should be impeached, his skin color acts as a natural deterrent to the process.
“I would say there are people in the House of Representatives right now that would very much like to take the opportunity to start the process” of impeachment, he explained. “And I think the reason that they’re not is because they’re concerned about the media.”
Echoing the sentiment of other conservative leaders, including Rush Limbaugh, he asserted that America would likely react negatively to its first black president facing impeachment.
“It’s not that what he has done would not rise to the level where it might be impeachable,” he continued. “I don’t think it’s a practical, pragmatic issue. And simply because I don’t think the nation is ready for it.”
He pointed out that the last impeachment process – against the previous Democrat president – was largely underwhelming.
“Now we have a situation where race is thrown into the cards as well,” he said.
Clovis discussed other topics during the interview, including his support for term limits.
“If you’re no longer concerned about incumbency and reelection,” he posited, “you have the opportunity then to really focus on what’s best for the nation and then what’s best for the state if you’re a U.S. senator.”
The candidate has promised that, if elected, he will serve no more than two terms in the Senate.
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