Iowa GOP U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis recently claimed that many in Congress want to impeach President Obama, but won't because he is black.
"I would say there are people in the House of Representatives right now that would very much like to take the opportunity to start the process," Clovis told the Daily Times Herald (audio below). "I think the reason that they're not is because they're concerned about the media."
Clovis could not provide any legal reasons for President Obama to be impeached, but simply claimed the U.S. wasn't ready to do it.
"It's not that what he has done would not rise to the level where it might be impeachable," added Clovis, reports TalkingPointsMemo.com. "I don't think it's a practical, pragmatic issue. And simply because I don't think the nation is ready for it."
"...We have a situation where race is thrown into the cards as well. Whether we like it or not, race is an issue," stated Clovis.
Clovis, a retired Air Force colonel and a former talk-radio host, also claimed Obama had placated Iran, Syria and Egypt, but "agitated and aggravated" Israel and South Korea.
Clovis is running for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) at the end of the year.