Posted by | July 6, 2011 18:46 | Filed under: Top Stories

Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina claims President Obama is looking to “usurp” congressional authority by invoking the Fourteenth Amendment to solve the debt crisis, even though the president has never broached the idea of doing so.

“This president is looking to usurp congressional oversight to find a way to get it done without us. My position is that is an impeachable act from my perspective,” said Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) at a meeting sponsored by the Tea Party group LowCountry 9.12 Project on Tuesday, first reported by Lindsay Street on West Ashley Patch.

His comments were met with enthusiastic applause.

“There are a lot of things people say, ‘Are you going to impeach the president over that?’ — No. But this? This is catastrophic,” continued Scott. “This jeopardizes the credibility of our nation if one man can usurp the entire system set up by our founding fathers over something this significant.”

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