Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) spoke out last Friday to say that congress should impeach President Obama if he uses his executive action to expand background checks to more gun purchases.
After the school shooting at Umpqua Community College in October, rumors circulated that Obama was considering an executive order that would force high volume gun sellers to perform background checks on all buyers.
Newsmax TV host J.D. Hayworth asked DeLay in a recent interview whether signing a bill like this would be an impeachable offense, and the former House Majority Leader gave a very blunt response.
“Well, I think it’s an impeachable offense, but are you going to get enough votes to impeach him?” DeLay replied, according to Talking Points Memo.
“The very fact that you might bring it before the Judiciary Committee and investigate it and determine whether it’s an impeachable offense is a very healthy thing to do,” he added. “The House needs to use its power of hearings to start letting the American people know that this is a lawless President. We have a lawless Supreme Court. The judiciary needs to step up and show the American people what this President is doing, which will support any other efforts to defund the President.”
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