There's no doubt about it, the "let's impeach Obama" bug is really catching in GOP circles these days. In the last few weeks alone, we've had the likes of a Texas member of the Hutt clan, a deranged former Santa Claus and everyone's favorite Joe McCarthy impersonator all waxing openly about how super-awesome it would be to impeach the President. (And that's not even counting old cases like the Tea Party twit from Utah not named Mike Lee and everyone's favorite climate change denier.) And sure and behold, here comes another one.
Who, you may asked? Well, since James Inhofe's already caught the impeachment fever, it makes sense that he'd pass it on to his fellow Oklahoma mental patient:
During a Wednesday town hall in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) told a member in the audience that while he didn't "have the legal background" to know whether Obama carried out any high crimes and misdemeanors, the president certainly was getting "perilously close."So you don't have any clue about what constitutes an impeachable offense, but your GOP Spidey Sense tells you he's up to no good.
"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," Coburn said in a video flagged by Buzzfeed on Thursday.Ah, corrupt and incompetent. Tom's going for a two-for!
Now, this might seem normal coming from the likes of Coburn, whose penchant for lunacy has long been established. But it seems rather strange to see him waxing on about impeachment, given his personal friendship with Obama, a friendship that Obama even wrote about for TIME.
"Tom Coburn and I don’t always agree on the issues," Obama wrote. "In fact, on the surface, we seem pretty different. I grew up in Hawaii; he grew up in Oklahoma. I’m trying to keep up with two daughters at home; Tom has already raised three."But I guess that when it comes to the impeachment bug, friendship just isn't strong enough.
He added: "But after we entered the Senate at the same time, our wives, Michelle and Carolyn, hit it off at an orientation dinner. Pretty soon, we did too. Since then, we’ve bonded over family and faith. And we’ve harnessed our friendship and mutual respect to find places where we can agree and work together to move this country forward."