House Speaker John Boehner may want to sue President Obama, but he says he doesn t want to impeach him.
Asked at the Capitol on Wednesday whetherhe agrees with Sarah Palin that Obama should face impeachment charges, the House s top Republican simply said: I disagree.
Boehner is pursuing a lawsuit against Obama, charging that the president has not faithfully executed the laws on a wide range of issues, including health care. The speaker said in an op-ed column for CNN that the GOP-controlled House will bring legislation to the floor this month authorizing such a lawsuit.
Palin said in Breitbart News that Obama s response to an influx of immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is the last straw and called for the president s impeachment.
Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, said in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News that a message needs to be sent to Obama that he is not an imperial president. She sounded dismissive of Congress, saying Washington is broken, and of Boehner s lawsuit.
You don t bring a lawsuit to a gunfight, and there s no room for lawyers on our front lines, Palin said.