Governor Bobby Jindal Rejects Calls to Impeach President Obama


On this morning’s Meet the Press, Governor Bobby Jindal was asked about whispers among a very small group of Congressional Republicans who want to try to impeach President Obama. CNN reports: 

Republican lawmakers who suggest there are grounds to impeach President Barack Obama are focusing their energy in the wrong direction, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said on Sunday.

Jindal, a Republican, said GOP lawmakers should focus instead on getting rid of Obama’s signature health care law and promoting greater school choice for parents.

“Look, I reject that kind of talk,” Jindal said of impeachment chatter, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“The reality is I didn’t like it when the left spent eight years trying to delegitimize President Bush, calling to question his election. I don’t think we should be doing that to President Obama.”

At least three congressional Republicans have floated impeachment this month while speaking with constituents at town halls.

… “The reality is one of the great things about this country is we do have a peaceful transfer of power,” he said. “I disagree with this president’s policies, but instead of talking about impeachment, let’s get out there and let’s have a legitimate debate, let’s fight his policies, let’s try to repeal Obamacare, let’s try to promote school choice, let’s fight against more government spending.”

I think Governor Jindal has the right idea. President Obama is in office already, so these lawmakers should get on top of fixing the problems the administration has created. Not only does calling for the president’s impeachment just add fuel to the fire for the left, the odds of success are very slim. Lawmakers will be more likely to be able to change current policy than get President Obama out of office.