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August 25th, 2013
01:40 PM ET

Debating the 'I-word:' Impeachment

While Congressional Republicans meet with their constituents on President Obama’s health reform law, one faced a different question: should the president be impeached?

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, allowed the president was a “personal friend” but said his actions in office were becoming “perilously close” to the standard for impeachment.

Former GOP official Carly Fiorina said on CNN’s “State of the Union” she thinks it “foolish” to discuss impeachment.

“But what he went on to say was that in his view this president has been incompetent in key matters. I think many people would agree with that,” she said. “And then secondly, that the executive branch has used power in a way that is arbitrary, capricious, and in many people's views, unconstitutional.”

Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, who worked for Obama’s campaigns, replied, “you can make that argument with every president.”

Does the discussion help or hurt Republicans? Watch the video for the full debate, and see below for the panel's views on how Obama is handling Syria.

November 13th, 2011
02:13 PM ET

Partisan politics in the Super committee

Sen. Mark Warner (D) Virginia and Sen. Tom Coburn (R) Oklahoma on the Super Committee's efforts to reducing the deficit


Filed under: Mark Warner • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Tom Coburn

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