Election 2020

Trump Asks Why GOP Didn't Impeach Obama for Iran Cash Payment, IRS Scandal, Obamacare Promise

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President Donald Trump questioned why House Republicans didn’t impeach former President Barack Obama for his Obamacare “if you like your plan you can keep it” promise or the cash payment flown to Iran in 2016.

Republicans had the majority in the House from 2011 through Obama’s presidency and won control of the Senate in 2014.

During his rally in Michigan on Wednesday evening, Trump mentioned Obama’s pledge to allow Americans to keep their existing health insurance plans under Obamacare.

“It didn’t work out that way did it? I think we should impeach him for that. Let’s impeach him for that; for the IRS scandal; for the guns, remember the guns he was giving them to anybody that wanted them?” Trump said, referring to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. “He gave guns to the worse people in the world and then they didn’t have them registered, right? Not too good. Impeach him — why didn’t the Republicans impeach him? How about giving Iran $1.8 billion in cash? How about that? By the way, I ended the Iran nuclear deal. I hope you’re happy.”

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Obama administration “secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran.”

The report also stated that “the money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.”

Trump continued, “So why is he allowed to do that? Did anybody try and impeach him for that? Everybody knew it was wrong.”

The House voted in favor of two articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday evening. No Republican lawmakers voted with the Democrats.