Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Sunday dismissed chatter from his fellow Republicans calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment, saying the GOP should instead focus its energies on repealing Obamacare and promoting school choice.
“Look, I reject that kind of talk,” Jindal said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The reality is I didn’t like it when the left spent eight years trying to delegitimize President Bush, calling into question his election. I don’t think we should be doing that to President Obama.”
“The reality is, one of the great things about this country is we do have a peaceful transfer of power,” he continued. “I disagree with this president’s policies. And stop talking about impeachment. Let’s go out there and let’s have a legitimate debate. Let’s fight his policies. Let’s try to repeal Obamacare. Let’s try to promote school choice. Let’s fight against more government spending.”
Several Republican politicians have floated the idea of impeaching the president this August. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) was captured on video at a town hall saying Obama is getting “perilously close” to impeachable offenses, while Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) said impeaching the president would be a “dream come true.”
Watch the interview below, courtesy of NBC: