Campaigning for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, President Obama took on both Trump and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, who is running for re-election. He's the sweetheart who only a few days ago made jokes about Hillary Clinton and gun owners and bullseyes. Yeah, THAT guy.
But if that is over the top, Burr's actual promises regarding his future in the Senate are also deeply troubling. He's promised to block a President Clinton no matter what the issue.
Obama warned the crowd that he has had enough of that, and they should, too.
"They're promising years of investigations years of hearings, more shutdowns, more obstruction," Obama said. "You've got some Republicans in Congress already suggesting they will impeach Hillary. She hasn't even been elected yet. It doesn't matter what evidence, they'll find something. That's what they're saying already. How does our democracy function like that?"
Senator Burr said when Bush was in office that a Supreme Court couldn't function with 8 members, but now he is promising to block all of Hillary Clinton's nominations. Obama shook his head:
“What, do only Republican presidents get to appoint judges?” he asked. “Is that in the Constitution? I taught constitutional law and I’ve never heard of that.”
Obama also went after Donald Trump. Here's some key quotes:
What I can tell you is that we can't afford a president that says we should torture people, or that should ban entire religions from our country,"
"If you disrespect women before you are elected president, you will disrespect women when you are in office,"
"Imagine what you'll actually do when you have to the power of the Constitution along those lines."