Two-thirds of North Carolina Republican voters would support immediately impeaching Hillary Clinton if she’s elected president, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Conducted by Public Policy Polling, the survey drew from the responses of 425 self-identified Republicans likely to vote in the 2016 presidential primary. Along with various questions about the Republican candidates, it asked voters if they would either “support or oppose impeaching [Clinton] the day she takes office.”
Sixty-six percent of respondents said they would support immediate impeachment for Clinton, while only 24 percent said they would oppose it. Ten percent said they were not sure, according to the poll.
This follows, of course, congressman Mo Brooks (AL-Guess) making the following statement in a radio interview on The Matt Murphy Show:
“In my judgement, with respect to Hillary Clinton, she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November,” Brooks said. “Because the day she’s sworn in is the day that she’s subject to impeachment.”
There is a portion of the Republican party that doesn’t care anymore about democracy, the will of the people, or the United States’ system of government. We’ve already seen members of Congress such as the House Freedom Caucus who oppose any compromise with the opposition party, which effectively breaks a two party non-parliamentary system of government, and we’ve seen congressional districts that will use primary elections to punish any Republicans not seen as “ideologically pure” enough. (Ask Eric Cantor, former House Majority Leader, among others.) This cycle we have seen even the “mainstream” GOP presidential candidates go overboard opposing church-state separation. Several have spoken out against the 14th Amendment as a side dish to their race-baiting xenophobia while others claim that the president is free to ignore Supreme Court decisions with which he or she disagrees. So much for that document the conservatives all claim to love so much. I guess the second is the only amendment they care about.
The current GOP takes every possible opportunity to move forward with the backdoor elimination of reproductive health services. Pro-life advocates, emboldened by their success, move the goal posts suddenly start moving against multiple forms of birth control that they claim act as abortifacients. (Just like we said they would. And we were told we were crazy.) They don’t want to stop abortions, they want to punish women for being sexually active. Look at Colorado if you don’t believe it.
They continue to push for voter ID laws, the stricter the better, in spite of study after study showing the laws disenfranchise large numbers of minority and lower income voters practically exclusively, some say by design, without any evidence that the law is needed or indeed, that the crime it is set up to stop, in person voter fraud, even happens outside of exceedingly rare cases. Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai openly admitted the laws are a partisan political strategy and they still push these laws. (Although watching the current US Congress, I guess that isn’t much of a surprise. *cough*Benghazi*cough*)
Why would they accept a Hillary Clinton election victory? Obama won twice and they never treated him as the legitimately elected President of the United States. They impeached her husband over a fucking blow job. Why wouldn’t they use their power in the gerrymandered House to ignore the results of a legitimate election?