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 BoehnerLobbying World Jordan won't run for Oversight gavel Oklahoma rep. launches long-shot bid for Oversight chair MORE (R-Ohio) saying he is not considering such a move.

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“In the House of Representatives John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World Jordan won't run for Oversight gavel Oklahoma rep. launches long-shot bid for Oversight chair MORE may have the gavel, but [Sen.] Ted CruzTed CruzGOP senators distance themselves from House ObamaCare repeal bill Cruz: Jokes about me in Franken's book 'obnoxious' The Hill's 12:30 Report 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 GohmertLouie GohmertDem frustration grows with Rosenstein Will McConnell and Ryan put party over country in defense of Trump? Why is the State Department refusing to disclose Soros' involvement in Macedonia? MORE (R-Texas) and 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.), 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.”