Congress

Congressman Threatens to Start Impeachment Proceedings if Executive Orders on Gun Control are Issued

Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman says such executive orders would be unconstitutional

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Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order.

Stockman warned that such executive orders would be "unconstitutional" and "infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms." (RELATED: Levin: If Obama sidesteps Congress on debt ceiling, 'no choice' but impeachment)

"I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment," Stockman said in a statement.