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January 23, 2014

District 6 candidate calls for impeaching Obama

Donald Webb, a former chair of the High Point Republican Party, has demonstrated one way to stand out in a crowded GOP field: call for impeaching the president.

Donald Webb, a former chair of the High Point Republican Party, has demonstrated one way to stand out in a crowded GOP field: call for impeaching the president.

Webb is one of six Republicans who want to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Howard Coble in the 6th District. On a post on his website Wednesday, Webb called President Barack Obama the “bane of freedom-loving Americans.” He added “The Constitution provides the remedy for an out-of-control Chief Executive. It’s called impeachment.”

He also told The High Point Enterprise that if elected he would “strongly support” an impeachment effort.

Webb is exercised over Obama’s recent comments that he would use his pen and phone to “sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.”

Obama has been using the pen and phone phrase to show how he will deal with a deadlocked Congress, which is on track to become the least productive Congress in the last four decades.

The 6th District covers parts of 10 counties, including Guilford, Granville and Durham.

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