House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday did not rule out impeaching President Obama after he was asked three times by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.
When first asked whether he would consider impeaching Obama, Scalise dove into a response pinning impeachment talk on the White House.
“This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president. Ultimately, what we want to do is see the President follow his own laws,” Scalise said. “The Supreme Court unanimously said 12 times the President overreached and did things he doesn’t have the authority to do.”
Scalise gave a similar response the second time Wallace asked if impeachment was on the table.
“Well, the White House wants to talk about impeachment and they’re trying to fundraise off that, too,” he said.
“I’m asking you, sir,” Wallace quickly responded.
Scalise dodge the question for a third time.
“The White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the President’s failed agenda,” he said. “The president isn’t solving the problems. We’re going to try to solve problems for everyday people. I would like to see the President engaged in that, too, that’s his job, but he wants to change the topic, talk about things like this.”
Watch the clip via the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: