Mich. congressman: Impeaching Obama would be 'dream come true' - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Michigan congressman: Impeaching Obama would be 'dream come true'

Posted: Updated:
Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Milford Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Milford
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WJBK) -

A suburban Detroit congressman says it would be a "dream come true" to seek the impeachment of President Barack Obama but says he lacks evidence of crimes to back such a move.

Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Milford made the comment to supporters in Birmingham on Monday. The talk was posted Tuesday on YouTube.

Click the video player above to hear Bentivolio's comments.

In response to a woman's question about impeaching the president, Bentivolio says he wishes he could submit an impeachment bill.

He tells her he feels her pain about Obama because he "stood 12 feet away from the guy" and "couldn't stand being there."

Bentivolio says it's his job to respect the office of the presidency and says anyone who seeks his impeachment without evidence would "become a laughing stock."

Bentivolio did, however, admit that he's gone as far as to meet with lawyers to help figure out what would be needed to begin the impeachment process.

 State Democratic Chairman Lon Johnson said Wednesday that the statement shows that Bentivolio would "rather wage tired ideological political battles and give us more Washington dysfunction" than help create jobs for the middle class.

Conversation:

Woman: Who is going to stop Obama from everything that he is doing against our Constitution? He needs to be stopped.

Bentivolio: Articles of impeachment?

Woman:
Yes. It should have been started a long, long time ago and it hasn't been started yet and I'm getting very nervous. And I need to know who and when is somebody finally going to draw up something that's going to stop this runaway train that we have in the White House.

Bentivolio:
If I could write that bill, it would be a dream come true. I feel your pain. I stood 12 feet away from the guy and listened to him. And I couldn't stand being there. But because he is president, I have to respect the office. That's my job. I respect the office.

Video: http://bit.ly/14A1yka (conversation begins around 27:40)

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:25:26 GMT
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:16 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices