Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is now openly talking about impeachment, saying he does not believe Barack Obama will survive the remaining 3½ years of his presidency.
“When a president lies to the American people and is part of a cover-up, he cannot continue to govern,” Huckabee said on his radio show Monday.
“As the facts come out, I think we’re going to see something startling. And before it’s over, I don’t think this president will finish his term unless somehow they can delay it in Congress past the next 3½ years.”
….Gregory Hicks, who became the top diplomat in Libya after Stevens was killed, claims troops who were ready to come to the rescue were told to stand down.
Lawyers representing Hicks and others now claim the administration is trying to intimidate them against speaking out in Issa’s committee’s hearings.
Huckabee said that as more reports come out about the deadly attack, and the truth emerges, Obama and his administration “will have lost the right to govern.”
“This is not minor,” he said. “It wasn’t minor when Richard Nixon lied to the American people and worked with those in his administration to cover up what really happened in Watergate. But, I remind you — as bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people — no one died.
“This is more serious because four Americans did, in fact, die.”
Huckabee maintains that what happened in Benghazi is not political, but “goes all the way to the heart of the integrity of the United States government.”
….Huckabee said Obama’s best chance of avoiding impeachment would come if Democrats seize control of the House and keep their control of the Senate after the next round of Congressional elections in November 2014.
“They won’t let it happen; not because they’re protecting just the president, they’re trying to protect their entire political party,” he said. “If they try to protect the president and their party, and do so at the expense of the truth, their president and their party will go down.”