Wisconsin's 6th congressional district is home to Republican Tom Petri, who has served for 25 years. He's retiring, and the Republicans who are vying to replace him all have one thing in common: the impeachment of Barack Obama for the crime of being a Democrat.
Each of four Republican candidates for the 6th Congressional District told residents Thursday that if elected in November, he would be inclined to vote to impeach President Barack Obama for any number of transgressions.
At a GOP candidates forum Thursday in Ozaukee County, each candidate said he would approve naming a special prosecutor to investigate specific scandals as a first step toward impeachment.
They held up both the IRS targeting of tea party-connected groupsseeking nonprofit status and the NSA collecting of bulk telephone data and the magnitude of its everyday surveillance routine as examples of government overreach in the Obama administration.
"He should be impeached for so many things," state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) told an audience of more than 100 residents at the forum inside the Hub at Cedar Creek in the Town of Cedarburg.
His specific list of impeachment-worthy scandals would include those involving the IRS and NSA, as well as the ATF, he said. Numerous problems within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives include the mistake-ridden sting in Milwaukee and the Fast and Furious episode in Arizona where agents lost a few thousand firearms to gun traffickers.
A proposed bill by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) would dissolve the ATF due to its operational failures.
Scandals tied to all three federal agencies are "things the average citizen can understand," Grothman said.
State Rep. Duey Stroebel (R-Town of Cedarburg) said the September 2012 deaths of four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was at the top of his list.
Funny, I don't remember any Republicans wanting to impeach Bush over the Iraq War, the failures of intelligence over 9/11, or the number of embassy personnal killed overseas when he was President.
But Barack Obama is a black Democrat, so he has to be impeached. And the Republican party is so morally and intellectually bankrupt that impeachment is now the default position for party candidates. It's all they have. "Vote for me, I'll get rid of the ni CLANG."
Somehow, it's the Democrats dividing the country, right?