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

FILE - This May 5, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner's decision to take plum committee assignments away from four Republican lawmakers ... FILE - This May 5, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner's decision to take plum committee assignments away from four Republican lawmakers after they bucked party leaders on key votes isn't going over well with conservative advocacy groups. Jones will lose his seat on the House Financial Services Committee. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File) MORE LESS
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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) thinks suing President Obama is a waste of time — he would prefer to head straight to impeachment.

Jones told The Hill that House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive actions is merely “theater” and “a show.”

“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.

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  1. This conflicts starkly with the claptrap coming from Rove and Ryan.

    C’mon.

  2. “That’s why the Republican Party is in trouble,” he said.

    Nuh uh…that’s just part of the problem, Meathead.

  3. Oh, and the “wasting of 1 or 2 million” line makes me guffaw. You morans wasted 24 BILLION of taxpayer money with the last idiotic and useless shutdown.

  4. Here’s a suggestion-do your job and legislate.

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