- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rep. Steve Stockmam — who’s running a race for the Senate seat currently held by John Cornyn — couldn’t even make it through the entire State of the Union speech without losing his cool over President Obama.

“You see,” he said, The Blaze reported, “I walked out of Obama’s State of the Union address.”

His reason?

“Obama’s defiantly vowed not only to radically expand the reach of government from cradle to grave, but to smash the Constitution’s restrictions on government power while doing it,” Mr. Stockman said, adding that he had to leave after “hearing how the president is further abusing his constitutional powers. I could not bear to watch.”

Mr. Stockman said Mr. Obama has repeatedly broken his oath of office to uphold the Constitution, and in response, he’s seriously mulling legal action.

“I’m considering filing Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama,” he wrote on his website, as reported by The Blaze.

This isn’t the first time the Texas congressman has broached the issue.

“Last year, I said I would consider impeachment as a last resort to stop Obama’s abuse of power,” he said, The Blaze reported. “And quite frankly, we’re running out of options.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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