WASHINGTON -- A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker is calling for the formation of a commission to bring charges of treason against President Obama.
Harry Accornero (R-Laconia) sent an email to every New Hampshire state representative stating that President Obama "has crossed the line, and under Article III section 3 of our Constitution is guilty of treason by giving aid and comfort to the enemy and attempting to overthrow our government from within."
"I am formally asking you to bring a commission of treason against Mr. Barack Husain [sic] Obama," wrote Accornero in the email, posted by Blue Hampshire and obtained by The Huffington Post. "We have a President who allows our borders to be violated by illegals of any country while we are at war. He allows them work permits, access to our services and when apprehended by law enforcement refuses to have them jailed or deported."
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Accornero said he had to act on the injustices he feels the Obama administration is performing.
"I've been contemplating this for awhile and just been getting fed up with what's going on in Washington and what the president is doing to our country," he said. "I wrote a few letters into the local paper and I sent it to Congressman [Frank] Guinta and it just falls on deaf ears."
Accornero said he was surprised that his charge of treason against the president of the United States has gotten so much attention. He said this isn't about him but about average citizens without a voice.
"I'm kind of overwhelmed that this thing has taken off like it has," he said. "But I have received hundreds of calls from people throughout the country expressing their dissatisfaction. The only reason I got attention is because I have 'representative' in front of my name, which is kind of unfair, because every American should have a right to challenge their president and their government."
Yet while his charge may be starting to get "attention," it doesn't appear that his call for a formal commission is going anywhere. A spokesperson for New Hampshire state House Speaker Bill O'Brien (R-Mount Vernon) did not return a request for comment to The Huffington Post.
The charge of treason is not the first controversial thing to come from the New Hampshire state House this year.
House lawmakers passed legislation that eliminated the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed weapon, made a photo I.D. requirement for voting and withdrew New Hampshire from the northeastern regional cap and trade program.
Most of the legislation has been vetoed by Gov. John Lynch (D) but some bills, such as the concealed weapons permit, have made it into law.