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GOP Congressman: Immigration Executive Action An Impeachable Offense

"But committing an impeachable offense and getting, ya know, the two-thirds in the Senate to convict are two different stories," said Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona.

Posted on November 14, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. ET

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Republican Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona said today he believes unilateral executive action taken by the president to slow deportations of undocumented immigrants would be an impeachable offense.

"Well Charles Krauthammer was asked that same question and I think, just recently on one of the news programs and I have to agree with him of course it would be," Salmon said on America's Forum.

He acknowledged, however, that the impeachment process would be politically difficult.

"But committing an impeachable offense and getting, ya know, the two-thirds in the Senate to convict are two different stories," he said. "So, I mean, we have to play the hand that we are dealt right now."

The stream freezes after these remarks, but Salmon says, "I think are strongest hand....wants to do something that we believe is unconstitutional, we should defund it. And he then doesn't have the money to be able to do it."

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