Pfeiffer: Don’t ‘discount’ impeachment talk

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer insisted he was taking the threat of President Obama being impeached seriously despite Speaker BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio) saying he is not considering such a move.

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“In the House of Representatives John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE may have the gavel, but [Sen.] Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDebbie Wasserman Schultz marks 10 years as breast cancer survivor Foreign agent registration is no magical shield against Russian propaganda Let Trump be Trump and he'll sail through 2020 MORE [R-Texas] has the power,” said Pfeiffer on ABC’s “This Week.”

Pfeiffer repeated his claims that it would be “foolish to discount the possibility that this Republican Congress at some point in time would consider impeachment.”

Republicans, though, say the impeachment talk is coming from Democrats who are using it to boost fundraising ahead of November’s midterms.

Asked about impeachment last week, Boehner called it a “scam started by Democrats at the White House.”

Some House Republicans, including Reps. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertThis week: Congress seeks to avoid a shutdown Lawmakers call on Treasury to take tougher stance on Hamas in Qatar Colbert spoofs Louie Gohmert's Uranium One chart MORE (R-Texas) and Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannJuan Williams: The GOP has divided America Bachmann praises Trump as man of faith Tom Petty dies at 66 MORE (R-Minn.), have suggested that Obama should be impeached.

The House last week approved a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive actions.

“When the House takes an unprecedented step to sue the president of the United States,” said Pfeiffer. “I think it would be foolish to discount the possibility.”