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Axelrod: Talk of Impeachment ‘Virus that Needs to be Curbed’

David Axelrod lashed out against Republican senator Tom Coburn for suggesting that President Obama is nearing a Constitutional crisis and potential impeachment, calling Coburn’s remarks “way out of bounds.”

“He speaks to a kind of virus that has infected our politics that really has to be curbed,” Axelrod said, mockingly referring to Coburn’s suggestion as “his considered legal opinion as an obstetrician.”

At a townhall meeting this week, the Oklahoma senator told an audience that President Obama was “getting perilously close” to meeting the standards for impeachment.

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