Barack Obama’s one-man show in the White House shows no signs of slowing down. Gov. Rick Perry revealed the president insulted several state governors at a White House meeting by essentially claiming they were incapable of doing their job. Perry made the surprising revelation while speaking last month at the Republican Governors Association, but his comments are only now going viral.
“For the President of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and say, ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure’…that is really troubling,” he said. “As a matter of fact, he said at that meeting, ‘If I hear any of you pushing back, making statements about Washington spends too much money, you’ll hear from me.’ I’m highly offended by that.”
Obama’s willingness to continually veto the ideas of others and flout the law has led to several Republican politicians pondering how to impeach him. Last January, Congressman Steve Stockman announced plans to file an impeachment resolution against the president for this State of the Union address. The Republican congressman objected to Obama declaring that he would act unilaterally on certain issues such as gun control “with or without Congress.” Stockman was hardly the only politician to object to the speech, but made a significant stand by walking out midway through.
“I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” he said in a press release afterwards. “Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight’s address.”