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RNC Chair Priebus: Too early to call for President Obama's impeachment

GOP Chairman Reince Priebus (from GOP.com)
GOP Chairman Reince Priebus (from GOP.com)

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - The Wisconsinite who leads the Republican National Committee says it’s too early to call for President Obama’s impeachment, as some GOP critics are doing.

Reince Priebus told reporters Monday night at a New Hampshire fundraiser, “There’s a few chapters before we get to the last one, so it’s up to us to connect the dots first.”

Priebus, a Kenosha native and former Wisconsin GOP chair, says he’s not ruling out impeachment altogether as new details come out about a possible White House role in the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.

Minnesota House Republican Michele Bachmann raised the possibility of impeachment last week. She said, “There isn’t a weekend that hasn’t gone by that someone says to me, ‘Michele, what in the world are you all waiting for in Congress? Why aren’t you impeaching the president? He’s been making unconstitutional actions ever since he came into office.”

At the GOP fundraiser Monday night, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said it’s premature for that kind of talk. He said, “We need to figure out the truth of what happened before we go anywhere else.”

Still, Paul says it “stretches credulity” to think that no one in the Obama administration besides the IRS knew what happened.

Priebus blamed Obama for creating a “guerilla warfare” culture which allowed politics to infiltrate the nation’s tax system. Priebus said it’s only the beginning and, “We’ll see how far it goes … We’ll see how high it goes.”

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