Saying a recent federal edict to schools was constitutionally and morally wrong, Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma introduced a resolution Thursday calling upon their congressional representatives to impeach President Barack Obama.
The Obama administration last week ordered schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choosing.
“Oklahomans are simply not going to stand for this utter nonsense,” said Oklahoma Sen. John Bennett, a Republican. “Our phones and emails are being flooded by citizens who are enraged by this president’s attempt to use our children as pawns in a liberal agenda.”
“This directive is Biblically wrong, a violation of our state’s sovereignty and it is a serious public safety issue,” he added. “This directive to schools is not only unlawful, but the breadth of overreach in this instance by the Obama Administration is shocking. We are working on legislation that would protect our citizens by not requiring our kids and women to share a facility with anyone who ‘identifies’ as a gender that they were not born. We are going to do everything we can to protect our women and children.”
The resolution, which has no force of law, reads as follows:
“The members of the United States House of Representatives elected from this state are hereby requested to file articles of impeachment against the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, the Secretary of Education and any other federal official liable to impeachment who has exceeded his or her constitutional authority with respect to the letter referenced in this resolution, based upon the grounds that the Constitution of the United States does not grant the executive branch of the federal government any authority whatsoever over the public education system, nor over the use of restrooms or other facilities thereof.”
On Friday, an Oklahoma Senate committee passed a separate proposal to allow students to use religious grounds as a reason to have separate bathrooms from those open to transgender students. The full Senate will now consider that proposal.
h/t: Fox News