He accused Obama of rewriting laws, rather than implementing them, but said his transgressions "[do] not rise to the high crimes and misdemeanor level."
Ryan reiterated that he'll vote for Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) planned lawsuit against Obama because he believes that's a "responsible" reaction.
"He's trying to stand up for congressional prerogatives," the congressman said. "We want to show we're not taking this lying down.
The White House has pointed out that at least half-a-dozen House Republicans sympathetically floated the idea of impeachment before Democrats began fundraising off the idea.