Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) called for President Obama to be impeached during a Tea Party event, according to the Texas Tribune. At the close of the event, a spokesperson for Dewhurst elaborated that “[h]e feels very strongly about the tragedy in Benghazi and has said that Congress should consider impeaching the President over the tragedy.” The spokesperson added that Obama needs to be held accountable for “Washington’s failure to secure the border and the gross overreach of the federal government under Obamacare.”
Significantly, Dewhurst is the former United States Senate candidate who was rejected by Texas Republicans in 2012 for being an insufficiently aggressive conservative. They elected shutdown advocate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) instead.