Saying President Barack Obama is “leading this country in the wrong direction” and could end up becoming the worst president in U.S. history, House Republicans have introduced legislation calling for Obama’s recall from office.
Representative James Ellington (R-Texas) stressed they’re not bringing forth articles of impeachment but are rather invoking Article LXXXIV of the U.S. Constitution.
This article, never used before in U.S. history, specifies the grounds by which a president might be recalled.
It reads: “Congress shall, if it deems the President of the United States has done an insufficient job or has put the country at risk with his job, establish a national vote to recall the president from office.”
If a recall is done and is successful, then both the Democrats and Republicans along with interested third parties would be allowed to nominate their own candidates for office.
For the democrats, names being tossed around include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, former Vice President Al Gore and actor Sean Penn. For the GOP, Arizona Senator John McCain, former Michigan Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Governor Rick Perry and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani are being considered.
“This is an outrage and waste of time,” said Obama through a White House spokesman. “I’m trying to do the work of the people and make the world a better place, and then this nonsense creeps up.”