According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the delegates at the party’s annual convention in Rapid City voted in favor of the measure 191-176, claiming that Obama has “violated his oath of office in numerous ways.” The resolution specifically cites the trade for US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the oft-cited campaign promise that “you can keep your own doctor” and existing healthcare plans under the ACA, and recent EPA proposals that would try to curb emissions from coal power plants.
The delegate who sponsored the resolution, Allen Unruh, said that he possessed a “thick book on impeachable offenses of the president.” He called for South Dakota to “send a symbolic message that liberty shall be the law of the land.”
The Argus Leader says that the resolution reads:
“Therefore, it be resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our US Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States.”
The delegates did not all agree, however. Delegate David Wheeler of Beadle County disagreed with the measure, saying, “I believe we should not use the power of impeachment for political purposes. By doing this, we would look petty, like we can’t achieve our political goals through the political process.”
Larry Eliason, the delegate from Potter County, agreed. He opposed the impeachment resolution even though “the only thing (Obama’s) done the last six years that I approve of is when he adopted a pet.”
Larry Klipp who is a retired Marine said that the matters exceed political disagreements:
“If anyone in this room cannot see the horrendous, traitorous scandals run by the Obama administration, I will pray for you.”
I wasn’t in the room, but feel free to start praying, Mr. Klipp.
h/t Huffington Post
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