Boehner Elaborates On His Lawsuit Against Obama

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) penned an op-ed for CNN on Sunday explaining why he pushing for the House to file a lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions.

“Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama,” Boehner began in the op-ed. “But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold — at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him.”

Boehner bashed Obama’s “flippant dismissal of the Constitution” and blamed inaction in Washington on the President and congressional Democrats.

“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,” he wrote.

Read the entire-op-ed at CNN.

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