Boehner To Sue Obama
House Speaker John Boehner announced his plan to sue President Obama for taking executive actions without consulting Congress. Never mind that every president has done this. John Boehner has decided to add to the toxic atmosphere in Washington and, rather than move his party forward with ideas to help solve our problems, has decided to pursue an unnecessarily confrontational course that will not serve him, his party or our country well.
“I am,” the Speaker said when asked if he was planning to initiate a lawsuit.
“You know the constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws and in my view the President has not faithfully executed the laws,” Boehner added at a news conference on Capitol Hill.
The Speaker denied that the move was about energizing Republicans ahead the midterm elections.
“This is about defending the institution in which we serve. If you look back over the past 235 years of our history there’s been movement between the inherent powers of the executive branch vs the inherent powers of the legislative branch and what we’ve seen clearly over the past 5 years is an effort to erode the power of the legislative branch,” the Speaker said in response to a question from CNN.