Speaker Boehner Shoots Down Impeachment Talk, Blasts Democrats for Pushing It

VIDEO: Boehner Calls Impeachment A Scam Started By Democrats
Share
Copy

Speaker John Boehner shot down talk of impeachment once again today -- raising his voice as he blamed Democrats for trying to push the idea for political gain.

“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” Boehner said, answering a question from ABC News at a news conference. “Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”

Scam or not, Democrats say they are raising record amounts of money over the threat of impeaching President Obama. Republican leaders have repeatedly said they have no plans to call for articles of impeachment. But they are moving forward with a lawsuit against the president, accusing him of overreaching his executive authority, which has kept the talk of impeachment alive. The House is set to approve this rare lawsuit in a vote Wednesday.

House Judiciary Chair Goodlatte Dismisses Calls for Obama Impeachment

Who Thinks President Obama Will Be Impeached? The White House

Rep. Paul Broun Would Back Obama Impeachment

On the Senate floor today, Majority Leader Harry Reid also seized on the impeachment idea.

“We shouldn't be off on the tracks of impeachment and suing the president,” Reid said. “We should be legislating.”

Democratic leaders have flooded supporters with fundraising appeals, including one that said: “House Republicans Refuse to Rule Out Impeachment.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said it raised $2.1 million in online contributions last weekend alone.

But Boehner blasted Democrats for misleading Americans.

“This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill,” he said. “Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in their year’s elections.”

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ventura County Fire Department
PHOTO: Defendant Jodi Arias testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her murder trial in Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2013.
Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo
PHOTO: Up in Ash: Mount Sinabung Erupting
Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
PHOTO: Attendees gather during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images