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Rep. Trent Franks: Impeach Obama Over DOMA


Congresman Trent Franks (R-AZ) thinks it would be a good idea to try and impeach President Obama if he doesn't reverse course on DOMA.

Franks told Think Progress' Scott Keyes that he would "absolutely" support impeaching Obama and AG Eric Holder over the issue and would support defunding the Department of Justice "in a moment."


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  1. Well, the Republicans have gotta impeach Obama over something related to sex. Why not DOMA?

    Posted by: Glenn I | Mar 2, 2011 5:25:32 PM

  2. Defunding the Department of Justice? Brilliant. Just brilliant. Pretty much what I'd expect from a Republican from AZ at this point.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 2, 2011 5:30:08 PM

  3. LOL...Boner can't control his caucus, can he?

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Mar 2, 2011 5:31:14 PM

  4. You'd think for being a congressman, he wouldn't be such a "single issue voter." How sad.

    Posted by: Austin | Mar 2, 2011 5:35:34 PM

  5. Defunding them will certainly help them in defending the law...

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 2, 2011 5:36:39 PM

  6. and the award for most inbred looking member of Congress goes to...

    Posted by: St. Theresa of Avila | Mar 2, 2011 5:37:48 PM

  7. we should impeach all the idiots Republicans!!! What a moron!!!

    Posted by: Matt | Mar 2, 2011 5:40:55 PM

  8. He's from AZ? I live here and don't even know who the hell he is - LOL. Then again, all these boobs here in AZ act and talk alike so are like one big collective or moron activity.

    Posted by: Keith | Mar 2, 2011 5:43:21 PM

  9. Why is the camera doing that to his face?

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Mar 2, 2011 5:51:34 PM

  10. Ignorant.

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 2, 2011 5:58:23 PM

  11. It's true when people say that if you are beautiful on the inside, then you will look beautiful on the outside as well.

    One look at him and you can immediately tell that his inside is damn butt ugly.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Mar 2, 2011 5:59:23 PM

  12. That is one unattractive man-inside and out.
    Doesn't the state of Arizona have any intelligent,articulate,rational,reasonable AMERICAN elected officals? Next thing we'll be hearing that John McCain endorses Charlie Sheen and Sarah Palin for Governor of Arizona. lol.
    The excess heat must fry what little brain mass exists in those empty heads.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Mar 2, 2011 6:01:32 PM

  13. i just called congressman frank's office and told them that i didn't think it was a very good idea for the republicans, who ran on a platform of deficit reduction and jobs creation, to waste taxpayer dollars on capricious nonsense like this.

    Posted by: alguien | Mar 2, 2011 6:03:30 PM

  14. What an ugly man, his face is messed up. That explains it, he is jealous of Obama!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Mar 2, 2011 6:09:44 PM

  15. There are, of course, a number of examples of a President (Repub and Dem alike) and his attorney general deciding not to defend a law. It's not unique to the Obama administration except--gasp!--this involves seeing gay people as human beings. It is hardly grounds for impeachment. Typical Republican blowing smoke out his ass because he hates Obama and us equally rabidly. Go ahead, idiot, and try. We can enjoy another Republican making a huge political miscalculation based on irrational bigotry.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 2, 2011 6:10:55 PM

  16. Don't we have another, recent, REPUBLICAN President who is WAY ahead in the queue for prosecution...?

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Mar 2, 2011 6:18:50 PM

  17. Hahaha. Franks.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 2, 2011 6:22:42 PM

  18. Once again, a Republican with a bag of rocks for a brain. And the minimum wage is what, Congressman Franks? If Democrats don't get off their collective asses and start taking these Tea Party/Wingnut whackadoodles like this guy on then pretty soon we will have a congress dominated by his type. Obama's "circular firing squad" theory about the Republican party infighting and his reluctance to call these clowns out will get us a congress that looks just like the legislature here in Texas, 2/3 Republicans with 80% of them Tea Partiers. The Democratic party in Texas statewide politics is nearly dead and just 25 years ago Democrats held every statewide office. Texas is starting to make Wyoming look like Massachusetts.

    Posted by: bwana | Mar 2, 2011 6:34:24 PM

  19. Larry Craig? Dr. Rekers? It's me, Josh. I just wanted to say that I am praying for your brother in politics, Mr. Trent Franks. I wish him the best of luck after bringing the national spotlight on himself when he undoubtedly will end up caught with his pants dropped and a boy (most likely underage) on his knees. It is my hope that Mr. Franks finds peace in his soon to come experiences. In the Republican honor, I pray. AMEN!

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 2, 2011 6:35:17 PM

  20. Here's my genuine question I ponder:

    Knowing all this disdain Republicans had and continue to have toward gays, how could ANY *self respecting* gay person catagorize themselves as a Republican and align their soul with this?

    Before you gay Conservatives argue "well dems are like this too"....before you pee on my legs and tell me it's raining, who is the most vocal, outspoken, militant road blocks to anything gay? Democrats are at best for equality, and usually at worst...indifferent. With exceptions inbetween. Republicans who are even tolerant of gays are the exception. You all just choose to tell yourselves that you belong. That if you tone down this part of you (your sexuality) and not speak, think, talk of it...then you belong with them and are part of them. WRONG. They still believe a big part of you is a big mistake and vile. So how could you as a grown human ignore that fact, ignore these stories and befriend the very notion that is against who you are as a human?

    Posted by: Kyle G. | Mar 2, 2011 6:37:27 PM

  21. @ Kyle G.

    WELL SAID! Sadly, the deluded answer they'll muster up is one of the following:

    * "There are other issues than gay rights" (which doesn't address your point/question)

    * "My sexuality doesn't define me" (well, for the party you gay republicans associate yourselves with, it DOES define you and defines freedoms and rights you are not deserving of.)

    You can't enable someone who has their hands covering their eyes and ears to see clarity. It IS sad.

    Posted by: IonMusic | Mar 2, 2011 6:42:04 PM

  22. "So unless Gingrich and other conservative critics are also willing to denounce Bork and Roberts for violating the rule of law, they have no coherent argument against Holder and Obama."

    Posted by: Chris | Mar 2, 2011 6:53:01 PM

  23. I hope they do try to impeach him; make them look like bigger buffoons than they already do

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Mar 2, 2011 6:54:01 PM

  24. Apparently, Republican governors refusing to comply with a legally-passed, unpopular, stupid but Constitutional law (Obamacare) are "upholding the constitution" through such vigilantism.

    Obama's decision to argue to the Supreme Court that a law clearly designed to discriminate against gay people violates the 14th amendment ban on such discrimination, on the other hand, is "dereliction of duty" and "outrageous" according to the same jackasses.

    Posted by: Brian Miller | Mar 2, 2011 7:00:44 PM

  25. Despicable f**ker! Go ahead, give impeachment your best shot. Can't wait to see you laughed out of DC all the way back to AZ.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Mar 2, 2011 7:17:09 PM

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