But the Republicans were given an opening when a witness, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz, told the lawmakers that they should not "be hesitant to speak the word in this room."
“We’ve also talked about the I-word, impeachment, which I don’t think would get past the Senate in the current climate. . . . Is there anything else we can do?” Farenthold said, as quoted by Milbank.
According to Hearst, the House Republicans detailed a laundry list of Obama's alleged transgressions that could warrant impeachment:
Examples included bombing Libya without congressional authorization; delaying implementation of some provisions of Obamacare; waiving immigration restrictions to enable children of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States; easing federal drug enforcement in states that have legalized the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana; ending mandatory-minimum prison sentences for some drug offenses; and permitting the Internal Revenue Service to scrutinize conservative organizations’ applications for non-profit, tax-exempt status.