Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday it would be "great" if President Obama were impeached, citing several actions the president has taken that Cain said merit the president's ouster.
"It would be a great thing to do but because the Senate is controlled by Democrats we would never be able to get the Senate first to take up that action, because they simply don't care what the American public thinks," Cain said, according to Politico. "They would protect him and they wouldn't even bring it up."
Cain made the comments during a conference call with bloggers Tuesday night in response to a question about whether he thought the president should face trial in Congress.
The former businessman and radio host said there is a "a whole list" of impeachable offenses, starting with Obama's decision to instruct the Justice Department to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the health care law.
"So the main stumbling block in terms of getting him impeached on a whole list of things such as trying to pass a health care mandate which is unconstitutional, ordering the Department of Justice to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act—that's an impeachable offense right there," Cain said. "The president is supposed to uphold the laws of this nation … and to tell the Department of Justice not to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act is a breach of his oath."
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