A visibly frustrated House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that House Republicans have no current or future plans to move to impeach President Barack Obama, calling any talk of impeachment a "scam" to help Democrats fundraise ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.
"We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans. It's all a scam started by Democrats and the White House," Boehner said at a press conference Tuesday morning with other House Republican leaders.
Indeed, last weekend, Democratic campaign organizations blasted out no fewer than 21 fundraising emails alluding to a potential impeachment of Obama. The groups built off comments from White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer, who on Friday said he wouldn't "discount" the possibility of impeachment, amid Boehner's plan to sue Obama over a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
On Sunday, incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in House leadership, pointedly refused to rule out the possibility of impeachment when pressed on "Fox News Sunday."