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Reporter Asks Why White House Keeps Bringing up Possible Impeachment of Obama



Josh Earnest

Name: Josh Earnest

Employment: White House

Position: Special assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary

Event location
The White House, Washington, D.C.

Name: The White House, Washington, D.C.


Not online media
07/25/2014 01:45 pm
Tom (staff)
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EARNEST Priorities a little ░░░░░░░░ up REPORTER And Dan ░░░░░░░░ said earlier this morning ░░░░░░░░ I would not discount ░░░░░░░░ as a possibility Do ░░░░░░░░ really believe that the ░░░░░░░░ could be impeached EARNEST ░░░░░░░░ I think that there ░░░░░░░░ senior members of the ░░░░░░░░ political party or certainly ░░░░░░░░ voices in the Republican ░░░░░░░░ who are calling for ░░░░░░░░ that REPORTER And who ░░░░░░░░ is that Sarah Palin ░░░░░░░░ one of them EAREST ░░░░░░░░ s mentioned it someone ░░░░░░░░ earlier that REPORTER A ░░░░░░░░ voice in the Republican ░░░░░░░░ REPORTER Anybody in the ░░░░░░░░ leadership seriously talking about ░░░░░░░░ EARNEST Well I think ░░░░░░░░ Palin considers herself to ░░░░░░░░ a leader REPORTER Hang ░░░░░░░░ John this is my ░░░░░░░░ There have been a ░░░░░░░░ of fundraising announcements within ░░░░░░░░ Democratic Party with the ░░░░░░░░ impeachment in it This ░░░░░░░░ like a fundraising ploy ░░░░░░░░ political ploy not a ░░░░░░░░ thing You don t ░░░░░░░░ think the President is ░░░░░░░░ to be impeached do ░░░░░░░░ EARNEST Well Jim I ░░░░░░░░ that there are some ░░░░░░░░ including some Republicans who ░░░░░░░░ running for office hoping ░░░░░░░░ they can get into ░░░░░░░░ so that they can ░░░░░░░░ the President That is ░░░░░░░░ a view that they ░░░░░░░░ to hold because it ░░░░░░░░ one that they have ░░░░░░░░ expressed publicly I think ░░░░░░░░ s really important is ░░░░░░░░ Office looking at this ░░░░░░░░ you studying the possibility ░░░░░░░░ being impeached EARNEST Here ░░░░░░░░ the thing I think ░░░░░░░░ is important about this ░░░░░░░░ again we are coming ░░░░░░░░ on a pivotal week ░░░░░░░░ week will be the ░░░░░░░░ week that Congress is ░░░░░░░░ session before Labor Day ░░░░░░░░ are at least two ░░░░░░░░ of business that members ░░░░░░░░ Congress themselves have identified ░░░░░░░░ important priorities I do ░░░░░░░░ that they are right ░░░░░░░░ that the American people ░░░░░░░░ the idea that these ░░░░░░░░ priorities The first is ░░░░░░░░ supplemental appropriations request Everybody ░░░░░░░░ that additional resources are ░░░░░░░░ to deal with this ░░░░░░░░ that we have at ░░░░░░░░ border both in terms ░░░░░░░░ adding some elements of ░░░░░░░░ security But also adding ░░░░░░░░ element of public health ░░░░░░░░ in terms of making ░░░░░░░░ that those individuals who ░░░░░░░░ apprehended at the border ░░░░░░░░ the health care that ░░░░░░░░ need And that they ░░░░░░░░ t pose a public ░░░░░░░░ threat to the communities ░░░░░░░░ they re detained There ░░░░░░░░ a wide variety of ░░░░░░░░ that are included in ░░░░░░░░ resources request And unfortunately ░░░░░░░░ have not seen action ░░░░░░░░ House Republicans on that ░░░░░░░░ have also not seen ░░░░░░░░ from House Republicans on ░░░░░░░░ VA reforms that we ░░░░░░░░ spent a lot of ░░░░░░░░ summer talking about We ░░░░░░░░ a lot of congressional ░░░░░░░░ racing to be interviewed ░░░░░░░░ television reporters asking them ░░░░░░░░ the importance of reforms ░░░░░░░░ our Veterans Administration system ░░░░░░░░ congressional officials Republicans indicated ░░░░░░░░ was an important priority ░░░░░░░░ it was the least ░░░░░░░░ we could do for ░░░░░░░░ veterans and their families ░░░░░░░░ here we are one ░░░░░░░░ before Congress is about ░░░░░░░░ leave town and there ░░░░░░░░ no discernable path that ░░░░░░░░ is going to make ░░░░░░░░ on this Instead we ░░░░░░░░ House Republicans giddy about ░░░░░░░░ prospect of passing legislation ░░░░░░░░ party line vote to ░░░░░░░░ a taxpayer funded lawsuit ░░░░░░░░ the President of the ░░░░░░░░ S merely for doing ░░░░░░░░ job That is an ░░░░░░░░ that House Republicans don ░░░░░░░░ have a clue about ░░░░░░░░ priorities of the American ░░░░░░░░ And I hope that ░░░░░░░░ ll spend some time ░░░░░░░░ the weekend thinking about ░░░░░░░░ maybe even talking to ░░░░░░░░ of their constituents about ░░░░░░░░ the priorities should be ░░░░░░░░ hopefully we ll see ░░░░░░░░ action on some things ░░░░░░░░ Democrats and Republicans in ░░░░░░░░ and across the country ░░░░░░░░ need action Right now ░░░░░░░░ we get from House ░░░░░░░░ is a lot of ░░░░░░░░ and some action on ░░░░░░░░ partisan [Indecipherable].”
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