Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said Monday that President Barack Obama "would be impeached" if the nation falls into default.
"STOP talking about default," King wrote on Twitter. "The 1st dime of each $1 of revenue services debt. Obama would be impeached if he blocked debt payments. C C & B!"
King is one of the House Republicans who voted for the so-called "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan that would allow the debt limit to increase by another $2.4 trillion matched by equal spending cuts. It also requires Congress to approve a constitutional amendment for a balanced federal budget, which must be ratified by state legislatures. The Senate last week defeated the House bill.
But King isn't the first Republican to toss up the idea of Obama's impeachment over the debt ceiling.
Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said earlier this month that it would be "an impeachable offense" for Obama to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval, Politico reported. Bruce Fein, the former Reagan administration official, in April drafted articles of impeachment in hopes that House Republicans would introduce them.