(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Paul Broun, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, indicated during a tea party-sponsored candidate forum this weekend that he would support the impeachment of President Obama. Candidates at the Gilmer County GOP forum, including Broun, were asked by a questioner: “Clinton was impeached for perjury. Obama has perjured himself on multiple occasions. Would you support impeachment if presented for a vote?”
Broun, along with two other candidates, Art Gardner and Eugene Yu, raised their hands, according to video of the event obtained by ABC News. Neither Rep. Phil Gingrey nor Rep. Jack Kingston attended the forum.
Broun and his two Congressional colleagues, along with five other candidates, are vying for the Republican nomination to fill the open Senate seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Throughout the primary, Broun has touted himself as the “true conservative” in the race, and many expect the crowded primary to shift candidates rightward.
Support for impeachment isn’t exactly controversial in some conservative circles. Last summer, two members of Congress and one Senator discussed impeachment at town hall meetings with their constituents. One, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., said it would be a “dream come true.”
The Republican nominee will likely face a top Democratic recruit, Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, in the general election.
The video was first reported by The Daily Caller.
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