Why anyone listens to Sarah Palin is truly baffling. Even House Speaker John Boehner feels that impeaching Obama would be a waste of time and a fool’s errand. And this from a man who is suing the president for his use of Executive Orders despite the fact that Obama is on the very low side of modern presidents who have used them.
Boehner disagrees with Obama’s Impeachment
“Impeachment is a very serious thing that has been bandied about by the recent Republican vice presidential nominee and others in a very un-serious way,” he said, referring to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. “We take it very seriously and I don’t think it would be a good thing.”
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However, Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a breakfast today sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor said that Boehner’s lawsuit has “opened the door” to the nation’s third presidential impeachment.
Pfeiffer pointed out that “no one has alleged anything that is even six universes from what is generally considered” to be an impeachable offense.
“Spray Tan” Boehner, through his spokesman, Michael Steel, called the aide’s comments a dog and pony show as well as “a fundraising exercise for Democrats.
“We have a humanitarian crisis at our border, and the White House is making matters worse with inattention and mixed signals,” Steel said. “It is telling, and sad, that a senior White House official is focused on political games, rather than helping these kids and securing the border.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded to the war of words suggesting that “prominent voices in the Republican party” have called for impeachment. The same voices that will nearly guarantee a GOP defeat in the 2016 presidential election. Earnest didn’t however name these prominent voices. “I think there are some Republicans, including some Republicans that are running for office, hoping that they can get into office so they can impeach the president,” he said.
Presently, 35% of Americans are in favor of impeachment including 57% of Republicans. These numbers are similar to those for Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Impeachment is essentially House or Representatives grandstanding. Any removal needs to come from a Senate vote which would most likely fall terribly short.