A senior U.S. senator says Republicans could impeach President Barack Obama over what he is calling a high-level cover up of the administration’s handling of the deadly Benghazi attacks.
Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., on a nationally syndicated radio show accused Obama of overseeing “the most egregious cover up in American history” to avoid potential damage on Election Day.
As more details about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, emerge, Inhofe said “people may be starting to use the ‘I word’ ” before long.
The host of the show, Rusty Humphries, then asked: “The ‘I word’ meaning impeachment.” Inhofe replied: “Yeah.”
Republicans on Capitol Hill allege Obama and his top national security aides knew before the two-pronged attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was over that militants linked to al-Qaida were responsible. GOP lawmakers and pundits say there is proof the president and his aides collaborated on a decision to withhold that information in public statements immediately after the attack.
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