Desperate Obama White House Behind Impeachment Rumors
Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: July 26, 2014
The Democrats are desperate now, the President is under water on every issue, including immigration.
Any discussion of Republicans working to impeach US President Barack Hussein Obama over any executive action he might take on immigration is “pure politics,” Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) said Friday.
“The president is behind that narrative,” the 3-term GOP congressman from Louisiana said. “There has not been any discussions on the impeachment of this president. Republicans do not want to go there.
“Democrats would love nothing more than to create that discussion, that narrative, to get Republicans to start talking about that and suggesting that and implying it, or even advancing it. They think that they can get their numbers up.”
At a breakfast in Washington, 1 of Mr. Obama’s longest-serving advisers, said that the executive actions Mr. Obama will approve at the end of the Summer to address the border crisis will likely anger Republicans who have blocked comprehensive immigration legislation.
He said that he could see Republicans moving to impeachment proceedings to try to remove Mr. Obama from power in retaliation for the immigration orders he is expected to introduce by the end of the Summer.
“The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that they would contemplate impeachment,” he said. He said it would be “foolish to discount the possibility” that Republicans will at least consider it.
But Rep. Fleming said that those comments were “absolute foolishness” and that the Mr. Obama created the impeachment talk because his party is in danger of losing the Senate in the November elections.
“The Democrats are desperate right now. The president is under water on every issue, including immigration.
“That’s the reason why he is desperately ignoring everything that’s going on in foreign policy,” Rep. Fleming said. “He’s trying to raise money in a desperate attempt to at least hold onto the Senate, if not take back the House. With every day passing, that looks dimmer and dimmer because there’s just not enough money.”
Rep. Fleming said he expected the White House to revive such past controversies as the birther issue, even the “war on women” as the elections near.
“I look for just about anything that they think might work in their direction,” he said. “You can pretty-much expect any kind of trial balloon, up to and including more discussion about impeachment.
“It is not happening in the House. No one is talking about that.”