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House GOPer: Impeachment Could Keep Party From Winning Senate

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The congressman told his constituents that an Obama decision to grant "amnesty to a large population of illegals in the country" would likely be the "defining moment" that pushes the House toward impeachment.

But he also warned that impeachment could backfire on the GOP. He mentioned that Democrats have been using impeachment buzz to fundraise.

“They’re using it as a scare tactic to try to keep us from taking over the Senate," he said.

Marchant added that most Americans don't support impeaching the president.

"If we move against the will of the people, there will be a violent reaction, and I do not think we will win the Senate," he said. "So let’s focus on winning the Senate first."