BOEHNER: Here's Why I Have To Sue Obama Now
By Brett LoGiurato 3 hours ago
House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama has continually overstepped his constitutional authority, forcing his hand in a coming lawsuit set to be filed by the House of Representatives.
Boehner justified the House's pending action in an op-ed on CNN.com Sunday. Boehner has hinted at the lawsuit for the past two weeks, but for the first time on Sunday he detailed specific areas the House will likely target, including Obama's actions with regard to the Affordable Care Act, energy regulations, foreign policy, and education.
"I don't take the House legal action against the President lightly. We've passed legislation to address this problem (twice), but Senate Democrats, characteristically, have ignored it," Boehner wrote.
"In the end, 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 when it comes to a range of issues, including his health care law, energy regulations, foreign policy, and education."
Somewhat notably, Boehner didn't mention anything related to immigration reform, an area on which Obama has acted unilaterally before and is planning to do so again by the end of the summer. Boehner said Obama's overstepping started after Republicans retook control of the House of Representatives in 2011, and he said his chamber must act now "before it's too late."
It's no wonder why congress' approval rating is in the toilet! They tried to repeal ACA 54 times. What a waste of government time, and taxpayer monies. Now, another go-nowhere legislation by the republicans.
How can republicans in this country not speak out against their own reps?
They're approval from their silence is somewhat daunting.