White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer insisted he was taking the threat of President Obama being impeached seriously despite Speaker BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner: 'Thank God' I wasn't in the middle of election Ryan delays committee assignments until 2017 Lobbying World MORE (R-Ohio) saying he is not considering such a move.
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 GohmertGohmert: People will die due to DHS citizenship mistake The Hill's 12:30 Report Texas rep laments not being allowed to cook ribs on his Capitol balcony MORE (R-Texas) and Michele BachmannMichele BachmannWill Trump back women’s museum? Michele Bachmann on Trump victory: ‘God did this’ The right-wing wants a revolution, and we had better pay attention 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.”