Cain says Obama impeachment would be 'a great thing'
August 17th, 2011
12:56 PM ET
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Cain says Obama impeachment would be 'a great thing'

(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."


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • President Obama
soundoff (1,100 Responses)
  1. razrgurl

    This man is insane.

    August 17, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Mr. Cain, you Cons want to impeach all Democratic presidents! Look at what you did to Bill Clinton. Now President Obama!

    The reasons you stated for impeachment are silly! Also, DO YOU THINK THAT WE, THE PEOPLE REALLY WANT CONGRESS TO WASTE MORE TIME....... IMPEACHING????????????

    CONGRESS APPROVAL RAITNG IS- 14%!

    August 17, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. jk from MN

    Mr Pizza Man must not be getting enough media attention so out comes the crazy talk. What little respect I had left for Mr Pizza Man is now completely gone.

    August 17, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Mark

    This is why I love Herman Cain. If Michelle or Sarah don't say something stupid, he will. I guess he was unaware (no shock there) of how disheartened the ENTIRE country was as the Watergate Committee dissected the Presidency of Richard Nixon. Nixon was guilty, but the simple fact that the President of the United States would be examined like that was sad for Republicans and Democrats alike.

    August 17, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. GOP Hate America

    yawn......what are your ideas Cain for fixing this country? thats right you have none.

    August 17, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. Dani

    Idiot. More proof that the group of GOP Presidential nominees are, on average, not on pulse with the wishes of the American people. And the only GOP candidate who is worth anything, Romney, is being drowned out in all the idiocy of the other candidates who would only hurt this country if they became elected.

    August 17, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. Terrell

    Is everyone in this field a damned fool.

    August 17, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. Frank

    I guess this guy will be another "also ran" real soon.

    August 17, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. phoenix

    Cain needs to go back to flippin pizza's , what a fruitcake

    August 17, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. TommGI

    Stick a pizza in it Herman.

    August 17, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. GSMITH

    Sounds good to me IMPEACH.

    August 17, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. Bosco

    Cain is an idiot!

    August 17, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  13. Marcia Greenwood, IN

    Thank goodness this clown will never be President-News to Republicans-Obama was voted in and you are out-and will be again in 2012 you over reaching not really interested in jobs for Americans-tax breaks only for the rich unAmerican ingrates.

    August 17, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  14. vic , nashville ,tn

    Is he know Pizza recipe? Answer will be NO so ignore his comment

    August 17, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. Santa Claus

    Me and the Easter Bunny were talkin' the other day and we both agree, this Cain guy is Coo-Coo for CoCo Puffs.

    August 17, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. Lobo

    You right wing nuts really should seek some psychological help....you are all completely crazy. Sarah and Michelle are fitting leaders for you....Can't Understand Normal Thinking Syndrome.

    August 17, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. jon

    Is there ANY WAY we can get rid of these idiot GOP'ers, so that we don't have to see or listen to them for the next 15 months??

    August 17, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  18. In order for 15 MILLION to find a job, only ONE must LOSE his.... Fire Obama in 2012

    I do wish we could impeach Obama for sheer incompetence. If the government was run like a company, this incompetent fool would have been shown the door long time ago. But we are STUCK with the worthless clown for the foreseeable future even though our country will suffer severely.

    This is what the country gets when a majority are dumb enough to fall for a catchy campaign phrase and a slick speech. This is what the country gets when the MSM gets in bed with a canidate and starts actively promoting him while doing zero in the way of objective reporting or vetting. Thasnks to all you morons that voted for this imbecile and gave us 4 years of failure. I'm sure historians will call it "The Lost 4 Years of Obama".

    August 17, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  19. Joe

    Talk about an Uncle T......

    August 17, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Wobh

    Give me a break... If GWB was not impeached for lying us into war then Obama can't be impeached for his positions either. Cain is a grandstanding fool.

    August 17, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. bj bell

    The Republicans seem to have all lost their minds - maybe they actually lost them a long time ago, I've never seen such a bunch of losers in my life.

    August 17, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  22. Gary Hanks

    Wow. There is a big difference between "upholding" an unconstitutional law, and not wasting taxpayer money defending it in court, which was Obama's directive to the Justice Department.

    August 17, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  23. Preacherguy

    Grasping at any straw to try to gain the support of the right wing – pathetic – and definitely not presidential material. How immature!

    August 17, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  24. tash

    Wow...Herman you are truly confused. Save yourself from embarrassment and Please stop running for President.

    August 17, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  25. Bill

    One more idiot running for the Republican nomination. At this point, it does not appear that the Republican party can run even a remotely credible candidate.

    August 17, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
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