"If you're going to impeach a president of the United States you need to do it right. And it's already July."
President Obama will not be impeached — at least not this year. Despite a rallying cry in far-right media led by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, tea-party members of Congress on Tuesday echoed House Speaker John Boehner in saying they have no interest in pursuing an impeachment.
At their monthly "Conversations with Conservatives" luncheon, six of the House Republican conference's leading conservative voices rejected the possibility of impeachment outright. For one thing, they argue, there's not much time left in the term for a lengthy impeachment process. But they also suggested that the consequences of taking that kind of action against the president could be politically dangerous for the Republican Party.
Voices on the right have called for Congress to impeach the president for not enforcing the law, pointing strongly toward his delay of the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act and enforcement along the border, as well as for withholding information from Congress, as in the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year. For now, conservatives appear to be satiated by House Speaker John Boehner's decision to file a lawsuit against the president over the employer-mandate issue, in lieu of impeachment.