Michigan Republican Rep. Kerry Bentivolio said Monday it would be a "dream come true" to submit a bill to impeach President Obama. Bentivolio also said he had meetings with lawyers asking them to "tell me how I can impeach" the president of the United States. Bentivolio was speaking at the August 2013 Birmingham Bloomfield Republican Club Meeting.
"If I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true," Bentivolio said. "I stood 12 feet away from the guy and listened to him. I couldn't stand being there, but because he is president I have to respect the office. That's my job, as a congressman, I respect the office."
"I went back to my office and I've had lawyers come in," the congressman continued. "These are lawyers, PhDs in history, and I said, 'Tell me how I can impeach the president of the United States.'"
The Michigan congressman then explained to the audience that someone couldn't impeach the president without evidence.
"Until we have evidence, you're going to become a laughingstock if you've submitted the bill to impeach the president because number one, you've got to convince the press," he said. "There are some people out there no matter what Obama does he's still the greatest president they've ever had. That's what you're fighting."
Bentivolio recently held a fundraiser with House Speaker John Boehner.
The full video of Benitvolio's town hall has been embedded below:
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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