Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he disagrees with many of President Obama’s policies, notably Obamacare, but it’s not time to talk about kicking the president out of the White House through impeachment.
“I reject that kind of talk. The reality is I didn’t like it when the left spent eight years trying to de-legitimize President Bush, call into question his election,” Mr. Jindal, a Republican, told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I don’t think we should be doing that for President Obama.
Mr. Jindal was responding to long-shot talk of drawing up impeachment charges against Mr. Obama.
The idea has surfaced among conservative lawmakers and constituents at town hall meetings involving the likes of Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Instead of talking about impeachment, Mr. Jindal said, the party should focus on topics such as school choice and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
The health care law is considered Mr. Obama’s signature domestic achievement, but Republican critics say it is already killing jobs and causing premiums to soar in certain states.
Democrats and the Obama administration say they are committed to the reforms, which they say already are showing signs of promise.
The administration is working feverishly to set up state-based health exchanges, from which qualified consumers without employer-based health coverage will buy insurance through the help of government subsidies, in time for the start of open enrollment on Oct. 1.