Oklahoma Wants to Impeach Obama Over Trans Anti-Discrimination Bathroom Directive

Senate Concurrent Resolution 43 calls upon Oklahoma's elected us representatives 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".

Oklahoma's representatives join other state and local officials in rebuffing the president's directive - in Pennsylvania, nearly 100 legislators signed a letter asking the president to rescind the order, while education officials in MS said they will not follow the federal order, per the Daily Caller.

The legislation appears to be a response to guidelines issued last week by the Obama administration advising schools that receive federal funding to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.

The Obama administration has intervened on LGBT rights this month after a string of laws attempted to roll back LGBT discrimination protections, purportedly to stop trans people from going to the bathroom.

On Thursday, two pieces of legislation were filed.

Article 2, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution says that at the federal level, "the president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors".

Brian Bingman, Oklahoma Senate President pro tempore, along with state Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman on Thursday introduced Senate Bill 1619, which calls for a state law requiring students to use bathrooms and locker rooms associated with their assigned gender at birth. Rep. Bennett said to KTUL.

"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", he said in a statement.

Opponents call the bill unprecedented in the post-Roe. v. Wade era.

Meanwhile, 23 civil rights groups voiced support for the guidance in a letter to federal officials this week.

According to Reuters, schools might have to build new facilities in order to accommodate such requests, which may be hard to do, as Oklahoma lawmakers cut educational spending in order to make up for a $1.3 billion hole in the state's budget.

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam questioned the need for a special legislative session to block it, as some lawmakers have proposed.


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