Boehner To Sue Obama But It’s ‘Not About Impeachment’

AP

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday confirmed he’s planning on filing a lawsuit to challenge the Obama administration’s executive actions.

“I am,” he told reporters. His intentions were leaked on Tuesday afternoon.

Boehner didn’t provide details on which executive actions he’d challenge, saying, “When I make that decision, I’ll let you know.” He said that “when there’s conflicts like this between the legislative and administrative [sic] branch it’s our responsibility to stand up.”

Asked if his actions may lead to impeachment, Boehner suggested otherwise.

“This is not about impeachment,” he said. “This is about faithfully executing the laws of our country.” He accused President Barack Obama of failing to faithfully enforce the law and said he was eroding the power of the legislative branch.

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