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Allen West: Impeaching Obama Should 'Absolutely' Be on the Table

"Richard Nixon stepped down over breaking and entering."

AP

AP

Former Florida Congressman Allen West (R) said he "absolutely" agrees that all options -- including impeachment -- should be up for consideration for President Barack Obama.

West, who lost his bid for re-election in November, told Florida blog The Shark Tank that he agrees with a previous statement from a Republican lawmaker that "all options should be on the table."

West was referring to Obama's actions during the deadly Benghazi assault in September, and suggested that President Richard Nixon resigned for a lot less.

"We did something that is the most heinous thing that can ever happen, we abandoned Americans while they were under attack, you know that’s right up there to ask someone, maybe you should not be the president. Guess what, Richard Nixon stepped down over breaking and entering," West said.

Last month, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, called Benghazi the "most egregious coverup in American history" and said "we may be starting to use the I-word before too long." Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has made the suggestion as well. In January, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) brought up impeachment if Obama tried to muscle through new gun control legislation.

Republican strategist Karl Rove warned the GOP last week not to start with the impeachment talk, saying congressional Republicans should remain focused on investigating the multiple scandals hovering over the White House.

(h/t The Shark Tank)

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