Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said in a video posted Monday that impeaching President Obama "would be a consideration" if he moves forward with executive action on immigration.
Republicans and Obama are clashing over the president's planned executive actions on immigration. Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerHouse markup of ObamaCare repeal bill up in the air Conservatives to Congress: Get moving Boehner: ObamaCare repeal and replace 'not going to happen' MORE (R-Ohio) has in the past dismissed talk of impeachment as a Democratic "scam" fueled by Democrats to boost fundraising.
The Democratic National Committee has fundraised off of impeachment comments by Reps. Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast Ex-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog MORE (R-Minn.) and Blake FarentholdBlake FarentholdA guide to the committees: House Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Report on warrantless surveillance shows Congress must update privacy laws MORE (R-Texas).
Barton's comments were first reported by BuzzFeed.