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GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy Dismisses Impeaching Obama: ‘Have You Met Joe Biden?’

GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy is certain that impeaching President Barack Obama over a potential immigration executive order would be ill-advised. Why? Because that would make Vice President Joe Biden the new president.

Asked Friday evening by Bill O’Reilly whether impeachment felt like a viable option for Republicans outraged by the president’s executive lawmaking, Gowdy was dismissive, delivering a pithy one-liner in response: “Have you met Joe Biden?”

The lawmaker continued: “Nobody’s discussing impeachment. First of all, impeachment is a punishment, not a remedy. Second of all, the only people who want to talk about impeachment are the president’s allies.”

O’Reilly suggested the impeachment talks are just “bait” Republicans like Gowdy intend not to take.

“I’m not going to take it because I’ve met Joe Biden,” reiterated the congressman.

The eponymous O’Reilly Factor host apparently didn’t get the joke the first two times, asking Gowdy to “explain the Biden reference.” He chuckled when he learned what the lawmaker meant by his joke.

Watch below, via Fox:

[h/t Grabien]

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