For Immediate Release: Saturday, June 21, 2014
SDDP Chair calls on Noem & Thune to reject extreme SDGOP resolution to impeach President Obama
Sioux Falls (June 21, 2014) — South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Deb Knecht called on Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Senator John Thune to reject the resolution passed by the South Dakota Republican Party at their state convention to impeach President Barack Obama. A statement from Knecht follows:
“The South Dakota Republican Party has had many opportunities to put working families and the middle class first, but instead they want to impeach the President. Make no mistake – tea party politics have taken over the SDGOP.
Let’s be clear: out of touch tea party politics aren’t going to create good jobs, protect the middle class or grow the economy.
The SDGOP resolution asked their US Representatives to impeach the President. That’s why I’m calling on Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Senator John Thune to reject this extreme tea party resolution passed by the South Dakota Republican Party.
Now is the time for Noem and Thune to show true leadership. They can reject this extreme resolution or pursue it in accordance with their platform. What’s it going to be?
It’s long past time for the SDGOP to abandon extreme tea party politics and start putting South Dakota’s working families, farmers & ranchers, and students first.”
The resolution to impeach the President was passed by the SDGOP on Saturday, June 23. It concludes: “Therefore, be it resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our U.S. Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States.”
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