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 BoehnerFormer top Treasury official to head private equity group GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats Zeal, this time from the center MORE (R-Ohio) saying he is not considering such a move.

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“In the House of Representatives John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer top Treasury official to head private equity group GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats Zeal, this time from the center MORE may have the gavel, but [Sen.] Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate left in limbo by Trump tweets, House delays The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Immigration drama grips Washington Senate Gang of Four to meet next week on immigration 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 GohmertTrump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration Live coverage: High drama as hardline immigration bill fails, compromise vote delayed Republicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe MORE (R-Texas) and Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannYes, condemn Roseanne, but ignoring others is true hypocrisy Bachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God' Billboard from ‘God’ tells Michele Bachmann not to run for Senate 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.”