Conroe, Texas — Asked about the possibility of impeaching President Obama, Ted Cruz did not rule it out.
In a question and answer session following a speech he gave at a Montgomery County GOP dinner last night, an audience member asked Cruz, “Why don’t we impeach him [Obama]?”
“It’s a good question,” Cruz responded, “and I’ll tell you the simplest answer: To successfully impeach a president you need the votes in the U.S. Senate.”
He noted that the Democrats controlled the Senate currently.
In an interview with National Review Online after the Q&A, Cruz suggested he would not pursue impeaching Obama in 2014, even if Republicans then controlled both the House and Senate.
“I think we should focus on fights that would make a difference, restoring economic growth and opportunity and fights that we have a realistic prospect of winning,” he says.
But in regards to impeaching Obama, “that’s not a fight we have a prospect of winning,” Cruz concludes.
Listen to the question and Cruz’s response at the 39:30 mark of this recording from the Montgomery County GOP dinner last night.