Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the most outspoken opponents of immigration reform and has been a loud critic of President Barack Obama’s decision to take executive action on immigration, but even Sessions doesn’t think impeaching the president would be a good idea.
“No, we are not going to impeach or have a move to impeach,” Sessions said at an event at The Heritage Foundation on Friday according to The Hill. “The president has certain powers. We truly believe, and I think it’s accurate to say he abused those powers.”
A number of Republicans have raised the prospect of Obama getting impeached over his recent executive action move. As TPM flagged on Thursday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) suggested that Obama could face impeachment or even jail time if he went through with the executive action move.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday said that “nobody’s talking about impeachment” concerning Obama.
Actually, there’s a list of Republican lawmakers and conservative figures who have raised the idea of impeaching Obama lately.
Watch Sessions’s speech below.