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Some in Oklahoma statehouse urge Obama impeachment over bathroom rule

over bathroom rule -- OKLAHOMA CITY | BY HEIDE BRANDES

Editor:  Understand it only requires ONE member of the U.S. House of Representatives to present articles of impeachment to the Judiciary Committee and NOT ONE WILL DO IT.  Once presented an investigation is MANDATORY and there are sufficient GOP members to move it out of committee IF THEY HAD THE BACKBONE, or is it lack of will the turn on a fellow establishment member? 

The Oklahoma State Capitol is seen in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on September 30, 2015. REUTERS/JON HERSKOVITZ

The Oklahoma State Capitol

Republican state lawmakers in Oklahoma have introduced a resolution urging the state’s congressional delegation to start an effort to impeach President Barack Obama over a White House recommendation that schools accommodate transgender students.

The Obama administration told U.S. public schools last week that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. The recommendation upset Republicans and raised the likelihood of fights over federal funding and legal authority.

The Oklahoma resolution, introduced on Thursday night, calls on the state’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and others over the policy. A vote has not yet been scheduled on the resolution.

Legal experts told local media the impeachment call is on shaky ground since the recommendation offered non-binding guidance and did not have the force of law.

Lawmakers in the socially conservative state took up another measure on Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students.

That bill, introduced on Thursday night and referred to a Senate committee on Friday, could force schools into costly construction, which would be difficult for them to complete after lawmakers significantly cut education funding to plug a $1.3 billion state budget shortfall…

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