Rapid City, SD, United States (4E) – South Dakota’s Republicans passed a resolution impeaching President Barack Obama during the party’s convention on Saturday.
The resolution that passed via a 191-176 vote accused Obama of violating his oath in numerous ways. The violations include trading five Taliban combatants for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, asserting that Americans who like their insurance can keep it under Obamacare, and issuing new regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
“Whereas, America was designed as a Lex Rex (the law is king) rather than a Rex Lex (The King is the law) system of government. It is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Therefore, be it resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our U.S. Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States,” the resolution said.
Sioux Falls resident, political activist, and former congressional candidate Allen Unruh sponsored the resolution.
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), who voted for the resolution, said the best way for Congress to hold the President accountable is to continue aggressive committee oversight and investigations into the administration’s actions.”
Under the U.S. Constitution, the House of Representatives has the power to pass articles of impeachment against a president or government official while the Senate decides if the accusations for impeachment are valid.