Speaker John A. Boehner announced Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next month allowing the House to sue President Obama over his use of executive actions.
Mr. Earnest said. “The fact that they are considering a taxpayer-funded lawsuit against the president of the United States for doing his job, I think, is the kind of step that most Americans wouldn’t support.”
In a letter to lawmakers, Mr. Boehner expressed concern with what he and many to many too count fed up Americans consider the president’s unconstitutional overreach vis-a-vie illegal Executive Orders.
“The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws; in my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws,” Mr. Boehner told reporters.
“And when there’s conflicts like this between the legislative branch and the administrative branch it’s, in my view, our responsibility to stand up for this institution in which we serve.”
It is beyond obvious that Mr Earnest is completely out of touch with average Americans. Most of the law abiding, tax paying, American voters on either side of the isle are fed up with the current Administration. obama is not a king, the US Constitution doesn't allow him to make up the law and change the law as he sees fit. That is the job of Congress, not the President.
America is tired of obama strutting around Washington as if he is a king and the American citizens are nothing more then royal property. obama is NOT a king and he is no longer a member of Congress and as such he has no legal authority to write, create, or change the letter of the law. Yet, because he's black everyone in Washington is terrified to oppose obama, because they are terrified of being called a racists.
obama the worst president since Woodrow Wilson, the traitor who signed the Federal Reserve Act and enslaved America to foreign banking powers. obama, openly and frequently, derides this country every chance he gets while on the world stage.
Mr. Boehner said the bill would allow the House to file suit through the House general counsel and at the direction of the chamber’s Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group.
The speaker did not specify which executive actions he planned to challenge. House Republicans were angered in January when Mr. Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his “pen and phone” to counter congressional inaction.
The president has used his executive authority to do whatever he feels like and thanks to the spineless Republicans he has gotten away with it unchecked.
Mr. Boehner said the lawsuit would not be a prelude to impeachment proceedings( If only we were so lucky) and was not an attempt to rally the Republican base before the midterm elections. Yeah, Like the Republicans would let any chance to increase their power in Washington slip past. Always remember, the Republicans and the Democrats are two heads of the same snake. The United States is a 2 party dictatorship.
“I believe the House must act as an institution to defend the constitutional principles at stake and to protect our system of government and our economy from continued executive abuse,”Boehner chirped in the letter. “The president has an obligation to faithfully execute the laws of our country.”
I applaud Boehner for saying..."The nation did not elect “a monarch or king!"
Yet, I wonder where his backbone was when he allowed the obamacare debacle to be signed into law. Wait! I remember what happened to his back bone during the hearing for obamacare...Boehner was bought off for 4 BILLION dollars.
If only Boehner was doing this lawsuit for the good of the nation. However, the real reason he and his constituents are doing this is because it is eating into their political power. If only the Republicans, and or the Democrats actually cared about America, but none of them do. They are all thieves, liars, parasites and worst of all politicians.
To make matters worse, US Courts have also generally been reluctant to intervene in separation-of-powers disputes between the executive and legislative branches of government, preferring to let them work out such questions using constitutional tools, like lawmakers’ power of the purse.
So, it looks like this will be another dog and pony show put on in Washington to give the appearance of propriety. I am just curious their selling, but is there anyone buying?