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Stockman Gives "Exclusive Interview" to California Site

U.S. Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Steve Stockman, who has declined numerous interview requests from news organizations, sat down for a wide-ranging interview recently with the Sacramento, Calif.-based Western Center for Journalism.

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, who filed to run against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Dec. 9, 2013.

Since launching his surprise primary challenge against Republican U.S. Senate John Cornyn in December, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman has declined numerous media requests. The few reporters he has spoken with have mostly been with conservative news outlets, including this week, with the Western Center for Journalism based in Sacramento, Calif.

On Tuesday, the center posted 12 short videos on YouTube of a wide-ranging discussion with Stockman that the news site described as "an exclusive interview."

In one of the videos, Stockman accuses Cornyn of focusing on Stockman's misdeeds from the 1980s, such as times he was arrested, to deflect attention from his own voting record. Those misdeeds have been highlighted most prominently by Texans for a Conservative Majority, a pro-Cornyn PAC.

In another video, Stockman reiterates his support for impeaching President Obama and encourages senators to say publicly whether they would do the same

“As United States senator, if Barack Obama were impeached, I would vote to convict him," Stockman said. "The scandal at the IRS is a crime. It cannot be described as anything else. … It is wrong for those who sit on the sidelines and be silent.”

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