Last week, the Obama administration issued a directive to all public schools in the United States that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choosing. This sparked outrage in many states, including Oklahoma, where a group of Republican lawmakers introduced a resolution Thursday urging the state’s congressional delegation to start an effort for the impeachment of President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of Education John B. King and several others.
John Bennett, a Republican state representative, said in a statement that the White House’s policy on transgender bathroom usage was “biblically wrong,” and a violation of state sovereignty. According to Reuters, advocates for Obama’s impeachment said that the president has “overstepped his constitutional authority.” Already cases of people abusing the transgender bathroom directive have surfaced.
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has stated if he wins the presidency he will repeal the directive. Other efforts are being made to have citizens boycott establishments that are allowing men to use women’s bathrooms, such as those calling for a boycott on the store Target by the Flush Target campaign.