Among the talks in the GOP in whether or not they can impeach President Barack Obama, one outspoken Republican governor went on record on Aug. 25 to reject that idea.
According to the USA Today on Aug. 26, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal went on to NBC's Sunday morning news show "Meet the Press" and rejected the notion that the GOP should move to impeach President Obama.
In addition to being the governor of Louisiana, Jindal is also the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and is a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential race.
Jindal feels that the Republican Party is wasting time on impeachment talk, claiming that the Democrats tried to do the same thing when former President George W. Bush was in office. He told Meet the Press:
Look I reject that kind of talk. 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.
But other GOP officeholders feel that they can get the votes needed to move to impeach President Obama.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla), responded to a question earlier in August asking if Obama has committed any crimes while in office. Coburn responded:
I don't have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanors. But I think they're getting perilously close.
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), told his constituents in Texas earlier in August that the House of Representatives, which is in firm GOP control, could get the votes needed to impeach Obama.
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) even went as far as to post a video online, saying the impeachment of President Obama "would be a dream come true."
But Jindal, who has been critical the Republican Party in the past, believes that the GOP should move away from impeachment talks, rejecting the notion as counterproductive. He told Meet the Press:
The reality is one of the great things about this country is we do have a peaceful transfer of power. 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.