Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that “all options should be on the table” when asked about the possibility of Republicans initiating impeachment proceedings against President Obama.
In an interview with Florida political website The Shark Tank, the freshman lawmaker was asked about the possibility of impeaching the president for executive overreach. Citizens “have completely lost our checks and balances in this country,” he said. “The Congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions that he’s making right now, and that’s why, again, I would say that all options should be on the table.”
Radel is the second first-term Republican this week to threaten the president with possible impeachment.
On Monday, Rep. Steve Stockman (Texas) said he would “seek to thwart” executive action by President Obama in regard to gun laws by any means necessary, even if it means “filing articles of impeachment.”