Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) told a town hall in Muskogee, Oklahoma on Wednesday that President Obama is “getting perilously close” to being impeached, but couldn't say exactly how.
“I think there’s some intended violation of the law in this administration, but I also think there’s a ton of incompetence, of people who are making decisions,'" Sen. Coburn told voters at the Muskogee Civic Center, noted Buzzfeed.com (video below).
Sen. Coburn added later: "We’re in a serious time. I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanor, but I think they’re getting perilously close.”
He struggled to come up with any actual reason for Obama's impeachment, but then recalled a story without naming any names or sources.
"I had USCS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services] employees, these are the people who do the background investigation on immigration, told me personally, managers, that Homeland Security told them, 'Don't worry about it, ignore all the background, approve people.' This is the management telling the career employees to do something against the law. I’m documenting all this stuff as it goes along, but I don’t know where that level is," admitted Sen. Coburn.
Later, Sen, Coburn told the audience how President Obama is a "personal friend of mine," but added, "I quite frankly think he’s in a difficult position he’s put himself in, and if it continues, I think we’re going to have another constitutional crisis in our country in terms of the presidency."