“No responsible Republican elected official has called for impeachment,” Kristol said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “And the trouble, one problem with it is of course you just get Joe Biden for president.”
“The Republican task is to elect a Republican Senate and to elect a Republican president 2016, not to create a phony issue which allows Democrats to make Republicans look extreme,” he added.
“Nobody of responsibility, nobody in leadership, nobody of relevance has talked about impeachment,” GOP strategist Ana Navarro agreed. “The lawsuit is about constitutional powers and separation of powers. So can we stick to talking about what people who actually can make something happen say, and not what what folks who want to make headlines say?”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has said he disagrees with Palin’s impeachment talk, and the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), also said Sunday that the chamber has no grounds on which to impeach Obama. Goodlatte did voice his support for Boehner’s planned bill to sue the President for delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate through executive action, however.
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