Jul 30, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
President Obama on Tuesday. The House will vote over Wednesday on whether to sue the president for abuse of power.
NYT: As the first step, GOP's lawsuit is brought by Mr. Boehner and other members of the House leadership against Mr. Obama, on the ground that the president had abused his power. For his part, Mr. Obama has ridiculed Republicans for suing him for doing his job. The House is expected to vote on whether to file the lawsuit on Wednesday. On cue, late Tuesday afternoon, the House Majority PAC, which is aligned with Democrats, sent out another fund-raising appeal pegged to the potential lawsuit, raising alarm that “first time in history Congress has voted to sue a sitting president.”
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, lent the matter an air of gravity when he said in an interview on Friday with reporters that the lawsuit had “opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future.” He emphasized that the White House was taking the possibility seriously.
On Sunday, Representative Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, the incoming House majority whip, refused to rule out impeachment in an interview with Fox News Sunday,