House Speaker, John Boehner confirms that the Republicans are planning to sue President Obama.
The house speaker told Fox News that the President should be expecting a lawsuit because Republicans do not agree with the Commander and Chief’s use of executive action on immigration.
Boehner stated on Special Report with Bret Baier, “The President’s overreach when he took executive action to deal with the immigration problems in our country, frankly, in my view, is a violation of our Constitution. We believe that the filing of a lawsuit to try to stop the President from – from violating our Constitution is an important step for our institution. This isn’t about immigration. This is the President violating the Constitution, violating his oath of office, and frankly, not upholding the rule of law.”
Many believe that the lawsuit is an attempt to appease conservative house members who do not want to accept a funding bill forged by the Department of Homeland Security that does not plan to reduce the President’s ability over his executive actions.
While Boehner confirmed the lawsuit, the White House did not show concern over the matter. “House Republicans seem to be relying more and more on the courts these days to challenge the president’s authority,” states Eric Schultz, White House spokesman, who adds, “We believe that we acted within the full bounds of authority enshrined to the executive branch, and we’ll be defending that.”
It is evident that Boehner and the House Republicans are angry and upset with the President. During the interview held on Wednesday, where the lawsuit was confirmed, Boehner stated how he felt about the push back for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Congress, he stated, “The Israeli Prime Minister can also talk with some expertise about the growing threat of radical Islam. We’ve got a serious problem in the world and the president just wants to act like it’s going to just disappear. And so as a co-equal branch of our government, I don’t have any problem at all in doing what I did to invite the prime minister to come to Congress and address those concerns.”
The lawsuit is a culmination of the resulting feud between Obama and the Republican House members, and Demonstrates how the state of the nation is in the hands of those who cannot agree with each other.