Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime aide and senior adviser to President Obama, told reporters Friday that recent talk of impeaching the President should not be considered a long shot.
“I would not discount that possibility,” Pfeiffer said, pointing out that a CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicated that a third of Americans think Obama should be impeached.
Pfeiffer, who spoke to reporters at The Monitor Breakfast, pointed at recent attempts by House Republicans to sue President Obama as evidence that they would consider impeachment in the future.
“Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future,” Pfeiffer said. “I think that if the President enacted immigration reform that would certainly up the likelihood that they would contemplate impeachment.”
Although one-third of Americans endorsed impeaching Obama, according to the CNN poll, a sizable 65% said they wouldn’t take that step.
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