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      'We have no plans to impeach the President,' Speaker Boehner says

      President Obama and Speaker Boehner. (AP file photos)
      WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Republican House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that the House has "no plans to impeach" President Barack Obama.

      As ABC 7's Scott Thuman reported, Boehner claims talk of impeachment is "all a scam started by Democrats at the White House."

      "We have no plans to impeach the president," says @SpeakerBoehner. "Listen, it's all a scam started by democrats at the white house."

      — Scott Thuman (@ScottThuman) July 29, 2014

      Boehner contends Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November's mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote.

      Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants here illegally, as the White House is contemplating.

      Other Republicans, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, already have called for Obama to be impeached.

      Obama administration senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said the White House is taking the impeachment talk seriously.