Speaker John Boehner took to the House floor yesterday and hammered President Obama for overstepping his bounds in regards to executive amnesty and the Constitution.
Boehner spoke in support of an Appropriations Bill which would fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year, strengthen border security, and halt executive actions designed to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.
Boehner explained that the President’s actions were an “affront” to the Constitution. He added that the man who taught Constitutional law “seems to have forgotten what these words even mean.”
He went on to suggest that the President was not only ignoring the Constitution, but ignoring the will of the people, along with his own statements saying what he was trying to do was illegal.
Watch the Speaker lambaste President Obama below…
Here is a transcript of Boehner’s statements:
Let me thank all my colleagues who have helped put this bill together. Today I rise – and the House rises – to support and defend our Constitution.
We do not take this action lightly, but there is simply no alternative.
This is not a dispute between parties, or even branches of government. The president’s overreach is an affront to the rule of law and the Constitution itself.
I appreciate all the efforts of those working to fix our immigration system … especially since I am one of them.
But what we are dealing with here is not a good-faith attempt at immigration reform. We are dealing with a president who has ignored the people, ignored the Constitution, and even his own past statements.
In fact, he said at least 22 times he didn’t have the authority to do exactly what he did.
To think that the president studied constitutional law. He taught constitutional law. But now his actions suggest he’s forgotten what these words even mean.
Well enough is enough. When we said this would not stand, we meant it.
By their votes last November, the people made clear they want more accountability for this president.
And by our votes here, we will heed their will, and we will keep our oath to protect the Constitution.
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The Speaker also provided this handy copy of 22 times that the President said he couldn’t ignore or create his own immigration law.
I’m sure our readers agree, but the question is – Do you believe John Boehner when he says “enough is enough?” Tell us in the comments below.
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