Kerry Bentivolio is a Republican member of The House of Representatives from the great state of Michigan. He’s also clearly deranged. Bentivolio is the latest TEApublican to throw his voice in support of impeaching President Barack Obama. Speaking at a town hall meeting in his home district, the congressman told a constituent that essentially he doesn’t like President Obama, would love to impeach him, but he just doesn’t have any of the pesky evidence you need to actually convict a sitting president on impeachment charges.
“You know, if I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true,” Bentivolio told the constituents. “I feel your pain, I know, I stood twelve feet away from the guy and listened to him. I couldn’t stand being there, but because he is president I have to respect the office. That’s my job, as a congressman, I respect the office.” A dream come true, congressman? There used to be a time in this country where impeachment was considered such a drastic undertaking that even a president’s political foes took no glee in doing it.
House Republicans are becoming more and more embarrassing to watch as these town hall meeting videos flood in. They are uninterested in doing any real work in congress — work that doesn’t involve subjugating women or repealing health care reform that is — but they are obviously very interested in ginning up fervor among their constituents for impeachment charges they know would die in the Senate, and that if they haven’t figured it out by now — will also crush their hopes in 2014. The lunatic fringe is behind the wheel in the GOP right now, and that’s on full display every time people like Rep. Kerry Bentivolio insist on talking about impeachment.
Watch Bentivolio’s wistful pining for impeachment charges that would “stick” here: