Republican Representative Mo Brooks from Alabama has proposed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton could be impeached on her first day in office, according to a Washington Post report. Brooks told radio host Matt Murphy that "she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November, because the day she's sworn in is the day that she's subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Post quoted.
An obstacle for Brooks, the article claimed, is that the House has, in the past, stated that crimes prior to a person's holding office do not subject that official to impeachment once elected.
A related MSNBC article quoted Brooks regarding his take on Clinton’s impeachable offense: her use of a private email server while working for the State Department. “She put [many lives] at risk by violating all rules of law that are designed to protect America’s top-secret and classified information from falling into the hands of our geopolitical foes who then might use that information to result in the deaths of Americans,” Brooks was quoted in the article.
In a separate report, MSNBC also claimed that Clinton has said the use of the private server was permitted by State Department rules. Clinton has suggested Republicans were exploiting the issue in their ongoing focus on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to the report.
Brooks was quoted by MSNBC, “It’s not about emails – it’s about national security.” A request for comment from the congressman’s office about what such an impeachment plan would entail was not immediately returned, the report stated.