Posted: 11:25 am Monday, January 27th, 2014

Bob Barr talks impeaching Barack Obama with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones 

By Daniel Malloy

WASHINGTON – Bob Barr was endorsed by noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in an interview last week in which Barr pledges to try to impeach President Barack Obama if he returns to Congress.

Barr is competing in a heated GOP primary to replace Rep. Phil Gingrey. The Republican-turned-Libertarian-turned-Republican again is best known for being the engine behind President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the 1990s.

Jones’ “Infowars” is a popular Internet radio show and website that fights things like fluoride in drinking water and claims the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. In the below excerpt, Jones alleges that Clinton murdered his enemies and Barr talks about impeaching Obama:

Jones: “A lot of people died that went up against Clinton. A lot of airplanes blew up. A lot of people got shot in the head five times. And it does take backbone to try to impeach somebody when you’re going up against gangsters like this. And we’ve got to get rid of the Clinton mafia. And I think what you’re hinting at is if we put you back into Congress, you are going to start investigating bringing charges of impeachment up in the House?”

Barr: “Alex, I was with some folks just recently and pulled out of a file in my office the House resolution, the House resolution that I introduced on November fifth of 1997 that was the very first official inquiry of impeachment filed against Bill Clinton and that was mine. And at the time I think I had 18 co-sponsors was all, in November of 1997. And what I did is I took that document, figuratively kind of dusted it off, added a little bit of language to it and darned if it doesn’t sound pretty good with Barack Obama’s name in there.”

Jones: “Oh man. So I think it’s safe to say when you get back in Congress, the evidence is already there, you’re going to start looking at the inquiry to begin looking for co-sponsors for indicting the president in the House, and I guess he will be tried in the Senate?”

Barr: “I think it really has come to that. It’s not something I like to say. When I left the House before after we impeached Clinton, you know, my hope was we wouldn’t have to go through that process again. But we do. Mr. President, you are not above the law. You cannot ignore the law. You cannot simply violate the law, violate the Constitution because from a policy standpoint you deem it appropriate to do so. We don’t operate that way in America, and you are not going to be permitted any longer to do that.”

That clip comes from part two of the interview, shown above. Part One, mostly focused on the NSA and in which Jones hints at armed insurrection, is here. A tip of the cap to the folks at Georgia Tipsheet for first posting the interview.

42 comments
ScottVines
ScottVines

"Bob Barr talks impeaching Barack Obama with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones" = guilt by association.  What would you liberal geniuses think if I wrote, "Obama meets with noted satanists, JZ and Beyonce, at the White House?"  Same thing.  It's pointless and stupid.  This opinion piece is pointless and stupid.

Jhank
Jhank

If you convince somebody to run for President of the United States, make sure they understand it is hardball and not for the faint of heart or the people with weak knees. It helps if you attended an Ivy League School or at least taught Sunday School. You may think your closet doors are welded shut, have a powerful electromagnetic circumference, top and bottom, and is secure from intrusion. Wrong, ask Herman Cain. It was his feller republicans at work and man did they turn the heat up.

Remember if you are elected to that high office and the opposition party controls the House you can be impeached with a simple majority. In the words of the late Congressman Henry Hyde, Chair of the Judiciary committee at the time, “we will impeach President Clinton because we have the votes”. Bob Barr and his co-prosecutors failed miserably. The Senate acquitted Clinton on all Charges.

Justice2014
Justice2014

Clarification..."hasn't" is to be "haven't"..."Thank" is to be "Think..."

Justice2014
Justice2014

You needed to understand Obama and Obama Administration hasn't been honest...No one can understand what's really happening unless one is dealing with targeting...

Google Erica D. Taylor vs. Obama Administration and this should change your thoughts...Obama and Obama Administration will do whatever it takes to keep Obama in The White Office...

Furthermore, individuals are being targeted for speaking against Obama and Obama Administration...I [Afro-American woman] should know and Obama nor Obama Administration has been honest in 1st term nor 2nd term...

Obama appears to wants to dictate instead of Govern...Why are many [especially people of color] are in denial of truth?

Thank about it...

Justice2014
Justice2014

You needed to understand Obama and Obama Administration hasn't been honest...No one can understand what's really happening unless one is dealing with targeting...

Google Erica D. Taylor vs. Obama Administration and this should change your thoughts...Obama and Obama Administration will do whatever it takes to keep Obama in The White Office...

Furthermore, individuals are being targeted for speaking against Obama and Obama Administration...I [Afro-American woman] should know and Obama nor Obama Administration has been honest in 1st term nor 2nd term...

Obama appears to wants to dictate instead of Govern...Why are many [especially people of color] are in denial of truth?

Think about it...

JohnnyComelately
JohnnyComelately

May 2011, Obama committed his most impeachable offense, lying to the American people for political gain. It was a whopper. Osama Bin Laden died in Dec 2001. Not a shred of proof, not a video or photograph, has shown that he existed after that. The CIA trotted out a series of impostors to keep Americans on edge.  Obama knew Osama was dead, but decided it was time to "close the book" and gain important political advantage in the 2012 election. This "killing" was a monstrous, baldfaced lie
delivered in deadpan to a gullible public. There was no proof presented that any of the events of the raid took place as described. The Seal witnesses died almost to a man in a suspicious helicopter crash.  Obama has committed many transgressions, but this one tops them all.

Remember  the effort to impeach Nixon.  If what I say is true, Obama has far surpassed the evil of Watergate.  And as for you rabid Democrats out there, I would be all for impeaching Bush if he were in office.

bd99
bd99

I didn't realize that marijuana had been legalized in Georgia yet. Clearly Barr has found a good supply - anyone know where he is getting it?

Skylarker
Skylarker

I've been out of the state for a few years now, but it's comforting to know that the Klown Kar is still in business and Bob Barr is a passenger. Honestly, we had to live Lester Maddox down but were getting along pretty good for a number of years until people like Barr and, most recently, Paul Broun surfaced to, once again, let people know that the South still harbors some of the more stupid humans on the planet.

23Zone
23Zone

more wackos in DC--it never ends.  i need a drink.

juliainatlanta
juliainatlanta

Geese trying to out crazy one another sure does make them all look like  completely certifiable whack jobs.   It speaks loads about the people of GA that this is what we come up with to represent us in Washington.  however i have to hand it to them, they keep proving my assertion that they've doubled won on the crazy.

ljhays
ljhays

I thought we were rid of Barr, but here he is again, dumb as ever.

Heavyhitter
Heavyhitter

T.his article proves ignorance is bliss

tinala
tinala

If we didn't impeach the former IDIOT that was in office as President, nor did we impeach the Vice President. You people are sore losers and it hursts and there is no a reason to impeach OBAMA. You people are just like Romney; becasue, he still can't get over this Black man winning the Whitehouse for 2 consecutive terms over him. Get over and get a life; because, you heritage is suspect? We need to check your bloodline; because, you can go either way on the race thing.

MrPotatoHead
MrPotatoHead

There should be some clause that anyone running for office must be sane. If that were the case then Mr. Barr would be prohibited from running and wouldn't be allowed to embarrass the State of Georgia.

ncgreybr
ncgreybr

Geez! The list of wackos that Georgia sends to Washington just goes on and on: McKinney, Broun, Gingrey and now Barr? You've got to be kidding? Barr make McKinney look sane!

taters
taters

Barr's a whack job.  Georgia can do a lot better than this lunatic.  Go back to the rest home Bob and take you meds.

styymy
styymy

More rerun, reboot, recycle, and rehash politics. Thanks but NO THANKS, Mr. Barr

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

I guess Barr thinks if Gingrey and Broun pretend to be psychotic and are able to win votes in those north country districts, then the way to win is to sound like a crack-pot.  A sad demise for somebody that could have made a difference.  I do not think even the Tea Party Red Necks are going to fall for this line of baloney. 

eTalker
eTalker

I'm not a big supporter of the current president, but Barr won't be getting my vote.  I'm tired of re-run politicians with the same old tired line...impeach.  Please tell me what an impeachment of the current president will do to help this economy or stop congress from spending endlessly on making war?

Charles50
Charles50

This is a comeback.  Pretty pathetic.  As a Libertarian he made so much more sense.  He could be doing something really useful with his life, but instead he's going for the low-hanging fruit and sounding like a nut.

DS
DS

The Clinton impeachment was a big waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Dirty politics from cynical politicians who couldn't think of anything more productive to do.

And this is Barr's idea of a platform to run on? No thanks.

Britspann
Britspann

looks like Barr can't make up his mind what he is---is he a Republican or is he a Libertarian or is he a Republican?  He apparently has a poor memory regarding his last attempt to remove a sitting President from office.  And who is this wacko Jones guy?   People got blown up in airplanes because they didn't vote to remove Clinton from office?

DannyX
DannyX

"After the Obama impeachment I will immediately start working on the impeachment of the next Democratic President.  We don't know who it will be, or what year it will happen, heck I don't even know what the dang charges will be, but I promise to get the process started,"  Barr said to the crazy cheers from a roomful of supporters during a north Georgia campaign event.

notagain
notagain

Eye for an eye.Also put new wine in old bottles/skins.......

notagain
notagain

Alex sounds more like Will.

What we need more deflection and wasted time and money.

Larry1234567890
Larry1234567890

Where was he ten years ago when those in office should have been impeached for lying to Congress ? Poor feller, having to go to Alex Jones just to get some press coverage.

Champagnevelvet
Champagnevelvet

Listen up, Baaaarrrr.  The people of GA got news for ya!:  YOU AIN'T GOING TO BE ELECTED TO CONGRESS AGAIN!!!  Did you hear that?  We are fed up with the likes of you and NEWT!  Liars and schemers, the both of you.  Stop talking about 1997 cause this is 2014 and we ain't going back, we are moving forward to the future, which does not include either of you.


honested
honested

Poor Bobbarr, his only worthwhile achievement (convicting pat swidall) was so long ago he has probably forgotten it.

Everything else has just been Don Quixote level nonsense.

Ulltraman
Ulltraman

oh the travesty of the INMATES being mis treated. How about the people THEY mistreated?  People forget their bible sayings- eye for an eye, remember that you Christians? It appears someone has got to start the impeachment procedings and if the GOP wins the Senate, they need to Nuclear option the impeachment vote to simple majority and have Barry removed.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

What some people will do for power is despicable. And, I am talking about Bob Barr, not President Obama.  The very idea that this good man and visionary President should even be considered for impeachment is outlandish. President Obama put this nation back on track economically when it was headed toward a certain depression, without his intervention.  He got passed, with no Republican support, a Healthcare bill into law that had been attempted - without success - for a half century. He has demonstrated a version of strength that is authentic and is not based upon domination, but upon communication.


This revelation of what Bob Barr has said regarding his endorsement of impeaching of President Obama has caused me to disregard Barr as not being serious person and certainly not being a person with wisdom.

DontTread
DontTread

0bama deserves to be impeached after Snowden exposed the NSA's spying on Americans (which he endorses).


When a president, or any other official, thumbs his nose at the Constitution, he should be impeached.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Oh Bob Barr is just trying to redeem Himself after reading the Latest News about his Dear Friend and supporter Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio (born June 14, 1932) is the six-time elected sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. And his current mistreatment of the INMATES of Maricopa County Arizona.

Bob Barr a Former U.S. Attorney....is learning it Does not LQQK and BODE WELL with Voters to be associated with such a Blatant Law Breaker.

Kamchak
Kamchak

Barr pledges to try to impeach President Barack Obama if he returns to Congress.

Too funny!

Skylarker
Skylarker

@ncgreybrWell, maybe that's a tie...I wouldn't want anyone to think one is saner than the other!

MaField
MaField

Wow!!! I didn't know he was still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skylarker
Skylarker

@BritspannI suspect that he just needs a job and he's confident that there are enough crazies out there to vote for him just by saying he'll impeach Obama.

MaField
MaField

He really needs to get back on him "meds"!

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@Ulltraman Do you and DontRead get together regularly and practice being stupid, or does it come naturally to both of you? My guess is part of is is natural, but to reach the levels of stupidity and ignorance you both exhibit must require lots and lots of practice. What is your routine? Warm-ups beginning with hitting each other over the head with hammers, followed by conditioning exercises of sharp objects through the eye, then putting your fingers in electrical sockets. Is that how you two do it?

wsecrest
wsecrest

@Ulltraman I get such a laugh from your lack of Constitutional knowledge. Go re-read the part about removing a President and then let s know how the GOP could go nuclear and not violate it.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@DontTread Do you and Ultraman get together regularly and practice being stupid, or does it come naturally to both of you? My guess is part of is is natural, but to reach the levels of stupidity and ignorance you both exhibit must require lots and lots of practice. What is your routine? Warm-ups beginning with hitting each other over the head with hammers, followed by conditioning exercises of sharp objects through the eye, then putting your fingers in electrical sockets. Is that how you two do it?

OldEngineer
OldEngineer

@DontTread How about all of the esteemed GOP-ers that started the spying in the first place, all in the name of Homeland Security? How about the guy that started the first unprovoked war in US history, which racked up 43% of our current national debt, on our Chinese credit card?

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