It’s been just over a week since President Barack Obama was decisively reelected, and already conservatives are ginning up support for impeaching him.
People in four states — Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington — have reported strange political robocalls from a birther group called Conservative Majority Fund, saying that they “suspect” Obama may be “guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors,” adding “there may be grounds for impeachment as is laid out in the Constitution.”
The message opens by claiming: “We’ve just learned that Obama’s immediate plans are to close Guantanamo, give full amnesty to illegal aliens and give the United Nations the authority to tax Americans. And this is just in the short term. Our only recourse now is to move forward with the full impeachment of President Obama.”
It goes on to add that the president “may not even be a U.S. citizen because nobody, I mean no one, has seen an actual physical copy of his birth certificate. Impeachment is our only option, and Republicans are already considering Obama investigations. As the nation’s most effective conservative group, we are launching the official impeach Obama campaign. So please, press one now to donate to impeach Obama.”
This audio was published to SoundCloud on November 14, 2012.
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