Incredible! House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is ready to take the lawless Obama administration to court. This isn’t the same as impeachment — as Republicans in South Dakota want — but it is a serious challenge in the legal system to an administration who ignores the Congress and changes the laws according to his own whims.
House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday he plans to file suit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power.
“This is not about impeachment — it’s about him faithfully executing the laws of this country,” Boehner said.
The speaker alleged that the president not only has ignored the law but “brags about it,” decrying what he described as “arrogance and incompetence.”
Boehner had been weighing such a lawsuit in recent days, over concerns that Obama exceeded his constitutional authority with executive actions. Republicans have voiced frustration with Obama’s second-term “pen and phone” strategy of pursuing policy changes without Congress — particularly environmental rules via the Environmental Protection Agency. Republicans also complained about numerous unilateral changes to the implementation of ObamaCare.
The lawsuit has not yet been filed. But asked Wednesday whether he intended to proceed, Boehner said: “I am.”
“My view is the president has not faithfully executed the laws,” he said. “What we have seen clearly over the last five years is an effort to erode the power of the Legislative Branch.”
The decision to sue still would have to be formally approved by a group of House leaders. Presuming that step is cleared, the suit is expected to be filed in a few weeks.
The plaintiff would be the House of Representatives.
H/T: Fox News
The White House hasn’t responded to the lawsuit yet, but it has support on Twitter:
— Patriot (@tnlawgirl) June 25, 2014
— Sue Scoby (@SueScoby) June 25, 2014
— Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) June 24, 2014