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

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July 30, 2014 10:31 a.m.

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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