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Reince Priebus Tells Republicans to Stop Calling for Obama’s Impachment

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus thinks Republicans should be careful about calling for Obama’s impeachment, but says, “Where there is smoke, there is fire.”

As President Barack Obama's administration continues to face the fallout from three separate political scandals, some conservatives have been quick to argue that presidential impeachment is a logical conclusion.

“We have to be persistent but patient,” he said. “I think where there’s smoke, there’s fire. If we present ourselves to the American people as intelligent, we’re going to be in a great place as far as showing that this administration is not transparent, is obsessed with power and hates dissent. But you don’t call for impeachment until you have evidence.”

Notable Republicans such as Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe, Jason Chaffetz and Michele Bachmann have all recently voiced the possibility of impeachment proceedings. Bachmann, as recently as Thursday, stated that her constituents have been encouraging her to push for impeachment.

"I will tell you, as I have been home in my district, in the sixth district of Minnesota, there isn't a weekend that hasn't gone by that someone says to me, 'Michelle, what in the world are you all waiting for in Congress? Why aren't you impeaching the president?" Bachmann said.

Sources: HuffingtonPost, DailyKos