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House GOPer Opposes Suing Obama Because He'd Rather Impeach Him

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“Why not impeach instead of wasting $1 million to $2 million of the taxpayers’ money?" Jones asked. "If you’re serious about this, use what the founders of the Constitution gave us.”

The congressman said he will vote against legislation authorizing the lawsuit, which will likely come to a vote on Thursday. The House Rules Committee voted to advance the legislation last week.

While Boehner has said that discussion of impeaching Obama is a "scam," a few Republicans have expressed support for impeachment.

Jones told The Hill that general lack of enthusiasm for impeaching Obama in the House worries him.

"That’s why the Republican Party is in trouble," he said.