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Posted: 10/3/2011 11:51:42 AM EST

Ron Paul said Monday that President Barack Obama’s targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki might be an impeachable offense.

Asked at a Manchester, N.H. town hall meeting about last week’s killing of the American-born Al Qaeda leader, the Texas congressman said impeachment would be “possible,” but that he wants to know more about how the administration “flouted the law.”

Paul called the killing a movement toward “tyranny.”

“I put responsibility on the president because this is obviously a step in the wrong direction,” Paul said. “We have just totally disrespected the Constitution.”

The comments once again put Paul at odds with his Republican rivals over foreign policy and the war on terror in the latest indication of how his foreign policy views stray far from Republican orthodoxy even in a GOP that’s taken on an increasingly isolationist bent.

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 11:53:19 AM EST
Asked on what crime or offense he would impeach Obama on, Paul responded: "I just said almost every president I've known I'd probably have to vote for impeachment, because there's very little respect for the Constitution –– and certainly there's no respect for the Constitution for assassinating American citizens."
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 11:56:26 AM EST
Wouldn't that be ironic...... getting impeached by doing something that most of the people who WANT him impeached approved of.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 11:56:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 11:59:08 AM EST
"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all." - H. L. Mencken
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