Texas GOP Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst apparently feels that Wendy Davis needs his help to win the gubernatorial race next year so he went out of his way at a recent TEA party event to help her along.
Speaking at an event held at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Fort Worth by the Tarrant Tea Party, he called for the impeachment of President Obama, saying that he has committed numerous crimes, throwing in the patented Benghazi hysteria to boot.
The event was billed as an opportunity for members to learn more about the Muslim Brotherhood and its danger to our nation, but Dewhurst chose instead to attack the President saying, “This election is about protecting you and your freedoms, which are given to you by God, but which are being trampled on by Barack Obama right now. I don’t know about you, but Barack Obama ought to be impeached. Not only for trampling on our liberties, but what he did in Benghazi is just a crime.”
Of course his remarks played well to the crowd, this is a group that has long been cheer leading for the impeachment gang. It was the same group which Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Lewisville) was speaking to when he said that he would support impeachment even knowing that there was no hope of obtaining a conviction just to, “tie the president’s hands.”
Speaking after the event to a reporter for the Texas Observer, he said said that the President has operated outside of his authority on many occasions.
“I think this president, Barack Obama, has disregarded federal law,” he said. “He’s tried to do things which are not authorized under federal law, such as with immigration, such as not following our federal drug laws. He’s created winners and losers out of Obamacare where he has no authority, such as allowing for the unions and big businesses to postpone their mandates for a year.”
In regard to Benghazi, Dewhurst cited the long ago debunked claim that the President sat in the situation room of the White House watching for seven hours as Ambassador Stevens and three others died, ordering troops who were ready to go to their aid to stand down.
Mustering all of the phony outrage he could find, the Lt. Governor said, “I’m very concerned about Benghazi, in which all of the national news reporting indicated that live video was streaming into the White House. That means that there was an overhead platform, probably a drone in the area. At least that’s what it tells me. And for not mobilizing some response to protect the ambassador and those three Americans is just outrageous to me. Just outrageous.”
Of course that has all been looked into and proven to be a serious distortion of the facts. There was a drone overflight several hours after the attack and it has been definitively shown that there was no viable possibility of getting any help to the consulate until long after the ambassador and his security detail were dead and beyond help. That sort of talk does not play well to an audience of Texas TEA Partiers though and he was of course playing to his audience.
Dewhurst justified his rant saying, “I’m a private citizen, and that happens to be my view. The man has committed crimes that do not warrant his staying in office.”
There are probably many among the supporters of Wendy Davis who would say the same of you Mr. Dewhurst after the stunt you pulled with the timestamp incident, but of course that was just an innocent mistake. Right?
Listen to his comments in the video below: