Oklahoma is trying to impeach Obama for supporting trans rights
Oklahoma Republicans are attempting to impeach the President of the United States, because he believes transgender people should have equal rights.
The Obama administration has intervened on LGBT rights this month after a string of laws attempted to roll back LGBT discrimination protections, purportedly to stop trans people from going to the bathroom.
The federal government wrote to every school in the US to advise them that they are obliged not to discriminate against trans people.
However, apparently that’s upset Republicans in the Oklahoma legislature – where the GOP has over 70 percent of the votes in both Houses.
GOP lawmakers have tabled a resolution aimed at launching impeachment proceedings against Obama and a string of federal officials – bringing charges against him for his ‘unconstitutional’ intervention on the issue.
The move comes in Senate Concurrent Resolution 43, which was submitted by right-wing Republicans Sen. Anthony Sykes and Rep. John Bennett.
The pair claim the letter “clearly and unequivocally exceeds the authority of the federal government”.
The resolution – which is incredibly attracting support in the state, claims: “The members of the United States House of Representatives elected from this state are hereby requested to file articles of impeachment against the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, the Secretary of Education and any other federal official liable to impeachment who has exceeded his or her constitutional authority with respect to the letter referenced in this resolution, based upon the grounds that the Constitution of the United States does not grant the executive branch of the federal government any authority whatsoever over the public education system, nor over the use of restrooms or other facilities thereof.”
The involuntary removal of a sitting President has never occurred in US history.
That’s unlikely to change.
Needless to say, the White House hasn’t responded to the news.