Pfeiffer: Don't 'discount the possibility' of GOP moving to impeach Obama
By ERIC BRADNER |
8/3/14 10:33 AM EDT
White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer repeated his insistence on Sunday that “it’d be foolish to discount the possibility” that the Republican-led House would move to impeach President Barack Obama.
“In the House of Representatives, John Boehner may have the gavel, but Ted Cruz has the power,” Pfeiffer said on ABC’s “This Week.”
His comments came in response to questions from host George Stephanopoulos about whether Democrats, rather than Republicans, were fanning the flames of impeachment talk, in order to boost campaign fundraising.
Pfeiffer responded by pointing to House Republicans’ recent move to sue Obama, and to Boehner, the Republican House speaker from Ohio, insisting days before last year’s government shutdown that there was no way a shutdown would happen.
“I think it’d be foolish to discount the possibility” of a GOP push to impeach Obama, Pfeiffer said.