- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Republican Party has passed a resolution at its state convention that calls for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.

The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/1svDDDc) the resolution says Obama has “violated his oath of office.”

The resolution cites the release of five Taliban combatants in a trade for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl and the president’s statement that people could keep their health insurance companies. It also cites recent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on power plants.

It calls on the state’s U.S. Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against the president.


Allen Unruh of Sioux Falls sponsored the resolution.

Delegate David Wheeler of Beadle County disagreed.

Wheeler said before the vote that the delegates would look petty if they passed it.

Delegates voted 191-176 in favor of the resolution.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com