Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, said Friday that the White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington, who see it as unlikely.
Pfeiffer noted that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has a large following among Tea Party conservatives, has called for Obama’s impeachment and a large block of the GOP’s base favors it.
“I saw a poll today that had a huge portion of the Republican Party base saying they supported impeaching the president. A lot of people in this town laugh that off. I would not discount that possibility,” he told reporters Friday at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.
Pfeiffer said Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) decision to file a lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive actions increased the chance of impeachment proceedings in the future.
He said that possibility could become more likely if Obama takes executive action to halt the deportations of illegal immigrants who have strong ties to the United States, such as those who have family members who are U.S. citizens.
“I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future,” he said.
Palin wrote an op-ed for Breitbart earlier this month calling for Obama’s impeachment because of his handling of the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America on the Texas border, calling it the “last straw that makes the battered wife say ‘no mas.’
She has also criticized Boehner’s lawsuit as a weak move.
Boehner has pushed back against pressure from Palin and other conservatives.
“I disagree,” he told reporters this month.
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Of course Boehner disagrees... he has a record of disagreeing with Conservatives and the Constitution. Boehner is a RINO and has not intention on defending the Constitution against its Fundamental Transformation.
His lawsuit is not only weak ... it is joke. Obama and his Administration have been sued 12 times regarding Constitutional breeches of power and lost every one of them... and they still show no respect for the rule of law. In fact, they are pushing on with treats of greater recalcitrant actions... the President is incorrigible and the only way to deal with him is to remove him from office as soon as possible.
Someone forgot to tell Speaker Boehner that Impeachment is a viable option... It appears that Obama is unnecessarily concerned as the Speaker of the House is not interested in such an action.