White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer has publicly speculated that the lawsuit is the first step toward impeaching Obama, a notion that Boehner has decried as a scam. "It's all a scam started by Democrats at the White House. This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president's own staff and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they're trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year's election," the speaker said. "We have no plans to impeach the president."