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GOP Congressman: Obama "Absolutely Wants," "Begging To Be Impeached"

Rep. Mick Mulvaney says Democrats and Obama want to fundraise big time off impeachment. "Let's not fall into a trap."

Posted on August 13, 2014, at 12:08 p.m. ET

A Republican congressman says President Obama wants nothing more than for the Republican House to start impeachment proceedings against him.

"Believe me, let's make one thing perfectly clear," said Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina in a radio interview with WQSC 1340 last week. "The only people who want impeachment more than the right wing of the Republican Party is the entire Democrat Party."

"Oh, they're desperate for impeachment. They would love to be able to talk about impeachment and immigration between now and the November elections. Instead of talking about jobs, and the economy, and health care. They are desperate to change the dialogue, which is exactly why you heard the president starting to talk about his amnesty cause he's begging to be impeached."

Mulvaney added Republicans should "follow the Constitution" and only impeach the president if he takes an action that meets the high standard of high crimes and misdemeanors.

"Let's not fall into a trap when the guy absolutely wants to be impeached," the congressman said, citing money raised by Democrats exploiting the supposed threat of impeachment.