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Michigan Congressman Wishes He Could Impeach Obama

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File photo of U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio.  (credit: U.S. Congress)

File photo of U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio. (credit: U.S. Congress)

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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — 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.

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

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.”

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