At a NE Tarrant County Tea Party candidate forum Monday night, Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for President Obama to be impeached.Dewhurst’s comments were first reported on Twitter by a reporter who was attending the event on behalf of The Texas Observer. A spokesman for Dewhurst’s campaign confirmed the account.In his opening remarks, Dewhurst said Obama should be impeached for his overreach on such issues as immigration and healthcare, as well for as his behavior after the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.The Observer quoted him as saying: “This election is about protecting you and your freedoms, which are given to you by God, but which are being trampled on by Barack Obama right now. I don’t know about you, but Barack Obama ought to be impeached,” he declared to hearty applause. Dewhurst’s spokesman Travis Considine said that as a former CIA officer, Dewhurst is often asked about foreign policy issues on the campaign trail.“He feels very strongly about the tragedy in Benghazi and has said that Congress should consider impeaching the president over the tragedy,” Considine said in a statement. “David Dewhurst also believes that President Obama should be held accountable for Washington’s failure to secure the border and the gross overreach of the federal government under Obamacare.”This isn’t the first time a Texas Republican has talked about impeaching Obama. In August, U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, said in a town hall meeting that he believed the U.S. House had the votes to impeach the president, though he didn’t think it was a good strategy. “If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, we would probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it,” Farenthold said, according to a report on Politico.Also that month, Dewhurst said in an interview with the conservative PJ Media/PJTV that the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was an “evil” mistake made by the Obama administration. “The lack of protecting those four Americans in the consulate in Benghazi. … That is a sin,” Dewhurst was quoted as saying.“We know, we’ve seen reported, that there was live video streaming into the Situation Room at the White House. That means there were platforms, aerial platforms, that could’ve been used. … Where do you draw the line? Being PC — politically correct — and you don’t want to offend the leadership in Libya? So you let four Americans be killed and, be mutilated? Outrageous!”Also at the forum at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford were Dewhurst’s challengers for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor: state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston; Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples; and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. The election is Nov. 4, 2014.The featured speaker was Cathie Adams, president of the Texas Eagle Forum, who gave “a lecture on the history and influence of the Muslim Brotherhood” and how “Islam … threatens the American way of life,” according to the Observer.