Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and GOP strategist Ana Navarro tag-teamed a dismissal on Sunday: ”Republicans are not going to impeach President Obama.”
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” the pair attributed calls for the impeachment of President Barack Obama to the party fringe, while they said the GOP leadership is focused on the content of House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the Obama administration.
“No responsible elected official has called for impeachment,” Kristol said. “The Republican task is to elect a Republican Senate and elect a Republican president in 2016, not create a phony issue which allows Democrats to make Republicans look extreme.”
“Nobody of responsibility, nobody in leadership, nobody of relevance has talked about impeachment,” Navarro chimed in. “The lawsuit is about constitutional powers and separation of powers. So can we stick to talking about what people who actually can make something happen say, as opposed to what what folks who want to make headlines say?”
Kristol noted a potentially serious issue that would accompany an impeachment, saying, “One problem with [impeachment] is you’d just get Joe Biden as president.”
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