Get a load of this, from TPM’s Sahil Kapur:

House Speaker John Boehner torched Democrats on Tuesday over talk of impeaching President Barack Obama, insisting that Republicans have no such plans and that Democrats are using the issue to gin up their base.

“Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election,” the Ohio Republican told reporters, in response to a question


“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” a visibly frustrated Boehner said. “Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”

Yeah, no question about it. There’s no reason whatsoever that anyone should imagine House Republicans might try to impeach the law-breaking, anti-American, socialist tyrant in the White House, is there? I mean, just because he’s determined to abandon America’s allies, destroy religious liberty, take down the borders, and scoff regularly at both Constitution and law, House Republicans would never, ever, think about reigning him in via the one procedure made available to them by the Founders, right? And it’s not like the GOP has ever initiated any previous questionable resort to impeachment, has it?

Yeah, the very idea has to be a Democrat scam.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.