08/25/2013 03:16 pm ET Updated Aug 26, 2013

Bobby Jindal: I 'Reject' Obama Impeachment Talk (VIDEO)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) denounced his Republican colleagues on Sunday for suggesting that President Barack Obama deserves impeachment.

In an interview with NBC's "Meet The Press," Jindal argued there were more important issues at hand.

“Look, I reject that kind of talk,” Jindal said, prodding his colleagues to focus on Obamacare repeal or education over impeachment. "The reality is I didn’t like it when the left spent eight years trying to delegitimize President Bush, calling to question his election. I don't think we should be doing that to President Obama.”

Jindal's remarks come four days after veteran Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) warned that Obama was "getting perilously close" to the impeachment standard. At a Wednesday town hall, Coburn lambasted "incompetence" within the president's administration.

"I think there’s some intended violation of the law in this administration, but I also think there’s a ton of incompetence, of people who are making decisions," Coburn said.

Jindal's remarks come at a time when some polls have shown his popularity as Louisiana governor to be on perilous footing. A Monday poll conducted by GOP firm Harper Polling found Jindal at 35 percent favorability.



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