(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said it would be "great" to impeach the president, but that the Democratic controlled Senate would prevent such action.
On a conference call with bloggers Tuesday night, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO called the health care law and the Obama administration's stance over the Defense of Marriage Act impeachable offenses.
The news was first reported by POLITICO and later confirmed to CNN by the Cain campaign.
"There are a number of things where a case could be made in order to impeach him, but because Republicans do not control the United States Senate, they would never allow it to get off the ground," Cain said on the call. "The president is supposed to uphold the laws of this nation … and to tell the Department of Justice not to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act is a breach of his oath."
Another idiotic blowhard politician.....we've got enough of them already. The sooner this guy gets relegated to the dustbin of history, the better.
Another MORON! What a bunch of fools, all GOP Presidentials with the exception of Ron Paul! GOBAMA 2012!
Who is this wack job and why does the media even cover stooges like him ???? Oh wait , this is the same media that covers all the other stooges .. palin , bachmann , casey roberts , oj ........
Apologies to all 3 Stooges fans !!!!!
Doesn't CNN have the obligation to bring some facts to the piratical possibility of actually impeaching him instead of just giving Mr. Cain a stage?
And thus he proves why he's not a fit candidate for President. There is nothing, zero, on which to base even mention of the word "impeachment" with the President. Mr. Cain's comment only shows that he's yet another conservative with no ideas to help the country and only mindless hate for a President who's a far better man than he is. GOP candidates make these nutjob statements because it gets them press coverage when they would otherwise have none. The sooner these guys drop out of the primaries the better. At least Tim Pawlenty dropped out before he totally embarrassed himself. Mr. Cain could learn a lot from that.
have you heard anything else like solutions from these idiots? all they've done and have been doing is making Obama look and sound bad...and holding this country HOSTAGE! i have not heard ONE idea to help spring the economy back..and why is that? two things...racism and the fact that they dont' want this president, me or YOU to succeed!
The man is an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It really hurts coming from the master of Nebraska-style pizza.
Based on what? Doing a good job? With this kinda of reasoning Bush should have be burned at the stake!!!! LOL
This guy is the biggest Uncle Tom EVER! He is so jealous of Obama he can't stand it!
Go back to your cabin uncle Cain!
The more he talks the more we see why it has been over 15 years since he has held a meaningful job!
Keep it up GOP you are becoming the Democrats best campaigners!
He just wants to make the history books – it should be listed under "The Stupid People of
I dont like Cain but the sooner we can get Obama out of office the better. The more I read these comment the more I am thankful for no longer being a liberal. How could i have been so stupid and voted for Obama.
In the immortal words of Dave Chappelle; "He makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X."
"The president is supposed to uphold the laws of this nation."
Too bad that every Republican President for the past 50 years not only failed to uphold some laws, but actually BROKE laws during their terms. Every Republican president for the last 50 years has seen Congressional hearings into serious breaches of the law.
That stampede noise you hear is the Right-wing RethugliKKKlans on this site RUNNING to Google!! lol
Watergate....Iran-Contra.....Waterboarding....Illegal wars.....Wars OFF the budget......Invasion of our Privacy...Perosnal profiteering from a war.....sorry some of these haven't made it to the courts....yet!
cheeses crust, what is wrong with this guy?
With all these characters running for the GOP bid, I can't decide! I wish they could all run!
Cain is another nut case who needs to shut the heck up. Where were these people when Bush and Cheney created a war to line their pockets and send 1000's of Americans to die in a war for what? You know where Cain was looking at his stock's making sure he was making money. These people are full of crap.
You Liberals who are responding with nasty remarks about Cain must be racist!!!
There's a huge difference Bob to commenting on your candidates cuz they're all nut jobs, and when your side has consistently since DAY ONE given nothing but problems for our President! look at all the signs and crap your side has put Prez Obama through for almost 3 years now! there's lack of progress cuz YOUR side wines, lies, lies and lies again, distracts, says NO NO NO and the list goes on...then blame President Obama for it all! you people think we're not watching and listening? think again!
To "JOE": – Good post!
What a blithering idiot. It's a sad reflection on the intellect of this nation that he has any followers at all.
We should make liberalism an impeachable offense!
When It is all said and done History will record the George W Bush was one of our best Presidents. I dont see the same happening for Obama.
to impeach the president, but that the Democratic controlled Senate would prevent such action.
Cain needs a civics lesson : impeachment is the process not the out come ( removal from office).
boehner needs the votes in the house to get it started, dont see many previous teaparty candidates proposing this.
Charges dont matter just need votes
and Cain slew his brother Abel ....says it all