(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."
Cain you are a moron. The President actually did the best thing for the Constitution which is marriage is a state issue not a Federal issue. Marriage is regulated by the states, and the state should have the right to define marriage within their own borders.
Apparently, eating so much pizza is choking off the blood flow to Cain's brain.
Probably every President has done something he could have been impeached for. Sometimes it didn't make a bit of difference (Clinton) or it scared them into resigning (Nixon). Cain's just another impeachment saber-rattler. We'll see more of this as we crawl toward the 2012 election.
Repeal, Repeal ,Repeal, Impeach, Impeach, Impeach. What a bunch of idiots that can't come up with their own ideas. Pathetic losers.
No wonder Karl Rove is scrambling for another candidate. What a bunch of clowns!
We'll let you try and impeach him if you can make a pizza worth eating.
More GOP craziness...you can't be a Republican candidate for president without being a raving lunatic.
Cain is a loser. Everyone know that he will NEVER get the nomination of the GOP. The idea is to go as far right of the GOP to see how long they will keep him around.
The irony is that those same members of Congress who are fighting to get rid of the new healthcare law would not give up the SAME benefit they and their family are enjoying at tax payer expense. Interesting irony.
LMAO.....the Tea Partiers are busy swarming Yahoo news right now because of a poll that shows that America cannot stand them....of course, we already knew that...but funny none the less.
I'm no fan of the current President. But Mr. Cain is a moron if he thinks the reasons he states are grounds for impeachment. Convenient to his ideology they might be, his rhetoric is as ridiculous as it is ignorant.
As a Republican, I'm disappointed yet again in the field of Republican candidates. I can only hope the majority of others will vote the same way I will in 2012. Ron Paul. He ain't perfect, but he's true to his cause and supports his arguments. I won't vote for Bachmann, Romney, and it'll be a cold day in hell before I throw a vote Perry's way. Read: If someone held a gun to my head to vote for Perry I'd choose the bullet.
LOL you are a bigot and racist if you do not like Cain
The Party of NO should be laughed off the hill, and they should take their Tea Party brethern with them. We are in crisis mode, and any attempt to thwart the rectification of this crisis should be viewed as an act of treason. The rule of law has ceased, obviously. I do not wish to be held hostage by the power brokers and representatives of Wall Street and the companies who have off-shored and sold out their employees as well as their customers, then forced us to pay their share of taxes as well as our own for past failed economic policies and wars of family honor. This no longer represents my republic.
Wow, the left wing bigots and racists have come out.
Another shovel full of dirt to throw onto the Presidential aspirations of Herman Cain. This man is off his rocker.
Cain and the rest the GOP are something else.
The Amazing Adventures of Herman Cain and his Search for Relevance. Chapter 2: Still bringing the crazy
godfather's ex Ceo.
What a jerk
Another nut case out of the peanut jar.
And I'd like to see the whole TP delegation to Congress dropped over Somalia without a parachute while on a mission to prove "there is no starvation in Somalia, it's just a liberal plot", Herman.
Clearly hate can come from any source...understand ANYTHING about your own history, Mr. Cain.
You'd best stop and think about what you're saying before you say it.
Thanks for the drama Uncle Tom–err, I mean Herman Cain. Republicans are obsessing over these silly social issues simply because indignation drags the dumbest segments of the population to the polls.
Who the hell asked what he wants?
I want a lot of things too – one of which is that these GOP "presidential" candidates should sit down and shut up.
But you don't see me blathering on about it, do you.
Poor Herman is getting over-looked, so I guess when that happens you need to get crazy. Works for Palin.
Be gone herman before someone drops a polictical house on you too!