Rushmore to Judgment
South Dakota Republicans made an audacious statement of protest against the Obama administration on Saturday, when they voted for a resolution calling upon Congress to impeach President Obama himself.
The resolution passed by a vote of 191-176, the Argus Leader reports. It stated that Obama has "violated his oath of office in numerous ways," citing such issues as the recent prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Obama's promises that people could keep their health insurance plans, and new EPA regulations on power plants.
"I've got a thick book on impeachable offenses of the president," said the resolution's lead sponsor, delegate Allen Unruh of Sioux Falls, who called upon South Dakota to "send a symbolic message that liberty shall be the law of the land."
However, "symbolic" seems to be the furthest that this particular resolution will go, with South Dakota's sole Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R) downplaying the idea of impeachment. Her spokesperson told the paper that Noem believes the "best way for Congress to hold the president accountable is to continue aggressive committee oversight and investigations into the administration's actions," such as the VA scandal, the IRS, Benghazi, and the Bergdahl prisoner exchange.