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House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte says no impeachment of Obama

Some bad news for Sarah Palin and other conservatives who are itching for President Obama to be impeached: The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which handles any impeachments, has now said no to it.

"We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment," Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said during an interview on on ABC's This Week. "The Constitution is very clear as to what constitutes grounds for impeachment of the president of the United States. He has not committed the kind of criminal acts that call for that.

"On the other hand, we do believe that the president is not enforcing the law. And there's a wide array of issues, not just immigration, where we believe that," Goodlatte continued. "And that's why the speaker, and many of us in the Congress, are getting ready to take legal action to stand up for the people's right for their elected representatives to be the part of our government that passes laws — not a president with his pen and his cell phone."

Last week, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, also turned down calls for Obama's impeachment, telling reporters quite simply: "I disagree." --Eric Kleefeld