Lead Republicans Predicting Obama Will be Impeached for Benghazi Cover-Up
Republicans are pushing for the impeachment of President Barack Obama over the disaster at Benghazi. They are claiming that the White House’s efforts to cover up what happened there are worse than Watergate and worthy of seeking impeachment of the president. But one person who is not on board with this strategy is Senator John McCain.
“With all due respect, I think this is a serious issue,” said McCain on ABC’s “This Week.” “I will even give the president the benefit of the doubt on some of these things. We need a select committee.”
Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has accused President Obama of what he considers “the most egregious cover-up in American history,” adding dramatic rhetoric to the fight. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee added to the ruckus, stating that this is a serious incident and will be the end of President Obama
“I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. As bad as Watergate was because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die. And President Obama has yet to explain why did they die.”
McCain also defended Obama against impeachment during a late February town hall, saying, “I do not believe that the president has committed impeachable offenses – that’s high crimes.”
Still, the senator did tell ABC’s Martha Raddatz on Sunday that he does believe the Obama administration’s response to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, constituted a “cover-up” because “there was willful removal of information, which was obvious.”
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was similarly reluctant to back impeachment talk during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
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