DO IT: White House Aide Says Obama Could Be Impeached

One of President Obama’s top White House aides is saying that there is a possibility of impeachment after the lawsuit against the President has proceeded. One question: why did this not happen sooner?

By Gregory Korte, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — A top aide to President Obama said it’s possible that Obama could be impeached by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to proceed with a lawsuit against the president has “opened the door” to the third presidential impeachment in the nation’s history, Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a Friday breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.

“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.”

Pfeiffer was quick to add that “no one has alleged anything that is even six universes from what is generally considered” to be an impeachable offense.

Boehner has dismissed calls for Obama to be impeached. His spokesman, Michael Steel, called Pfeiffer’s comments “a fundraising exercise for Democrats.”

Read more: KHOU

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