Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama should be impeached.
Tancredo said impeachment would avoid setting a precedent for the next “dictator in chief,” according to comments reported by Red Dirt Report, an Oklahoma news website.
The former congressman spoke at a rally in Oklahoma City Thursday protesting Holder’s planned appearance at a police cadet graduation ceremony. Holder abruptly canceled his appearance, “an outcome this right-wing crowd viewed as a victory,” the website reported.
In comments after his public speech, Tancredo said Obama should be impeached because he “trashes the Constitution,” according to Red Dirt Report.
“Nobody should be surprised we have someone who is destroying the Constitution, step-by-step, methodically, because he promised us he would do that when he ran,” Tancredo told the website. “Obama said that he would fundamentally transform America.”
“Well, how the hell do you do that?” he continued. “How he does it is that he destroys the Constitution, creates a socialist system and so we shouldn’t be surprised by him and we shouldn’t be surprised by Eric Holder, who refuses to uphold the law and trashes the Constitution.”
While Tancredo was in Oklahoma, three other contenders for the GOP nomination held a televised debate in Denver. Tancredo has sworn off primary debates, saying it hurts the eventual nominee to engage in attacks on other Republicans.