No Impeachment in Sight, Pundits Kristol and Navarro Tell Stephanopoulos

July 14, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Impeachment is not on the table for the GOP say The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol and CNN contributor Ana Navarro on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday.

"Nobody of responsibility, nobody in leadership, nobody of relevance has talked about impeachment. The lawsuit is about constitutional powers and the separation of powers. So can we stick to talking about what people who actually can make something happen, say, and not what folks would just want to make headlines say?," pleads Navarro. Kristol says that "[no] responsible Republican elected official has called for impeachment. And the trouble one problem with it is of course you just get Joe Biden as president."

In a war of words, Mediaite describes the exchange as "on-air subtweeting" aimed towards former GOP superstar Sarah Palin. Recently, Palin wrote in a Breitbart dot com op-ed that the border crisis "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas,'" and that "we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment."

Three days later, in a Fox News op-ed, Palin also wrote that "[some] argue that at best the House might vote for articles of impeachment, but the Senate is unlikely to convict. But that is no argument against holding a president accountable and sending the people's message to all successors."

Stephanopoulos points out that the last time a president was put through the impeachment process in 1998, the House Republicans lost seats because of their efforts.

A recently released NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll shows that "54 percent of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates." Among those 54 percent, nearly 40 percent of registered Republicans say that they're tired of Palin.

Navarro finishes saying, "I'm not sure John Boehner would agree that he's responsible for anything Sarah Palin says."