Skip to comments.Boehner to Sue White House Over Executive Orders
Posted on 06/25/2014 5:13:32 PM PDT by lbryce
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will be filing a lawsuit in the coming days against the White House in an effort to stop President Obama's continuing executive overreach.
"This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said during the announcement.
Here's more background from Roll Call:
The lawsuit could set up a significant test of constitutional checks and balances, with the legislative branch suing the executive branch for ignoring its mandates, and the judiciary branch deciding the outcome.
Boehner told the House Republican Conference during a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning that he has been consulting with legal scholars and plans to unveil his next steps this week or next, according to sources in the room.
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said further action is necessary because the Senate has not taken up bills passed by the House targeting executive actions. The House has passed a bill expediting court consideration of House resolutions starting lawsuits targeting executive overreach and another mandating that the attorney general notify Congress when the administration decides to take executive action outside of what has been authorized by Congress.
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Impeach. Then I’ll believe the Boner
this week or next ... or sometime soon, maybe later, but I’m gonn’a DO it ... yoobetcha’ !!
It’s the “ speaking to supporters part ( read downers )
How will do nothing of note, more bs talk
GOPe helped defeat McDaniel, so now they need to pretend their still ‘fighting’ for conservatives.
Betting this is as far as it gets. I mean, it’s a headline and no action. If he were serious, he’d go for impeachment!
Boehner always talks big when he is drunk (and that is most of the time) BUT there is a fine line between Boehner attempting to sound fierce, and Boehner crying like the drunken slob he is!
Donor not downer ( freakin sp chk )
Smoke and mirrors. Actually, just horse manure.
Crybaby may as well hit Dear Leader with his purse. And Boner knows it. Makes me want to puke.
I guess Boehner got tired of the way 0bama kept beating him at golf!
What has taken Boehner, the cigar store Injun statue, to actually move?
The courts will kick it back, saying the legislative branch only has the impeachment option per the Constitution. (And they would be correct in doing so.) He knows this is what’s going to happen; when it gets kicked back to him, he will then claim something on the order of, “Well, we’re not happy but it doesn’t rise to the level of impeachment so we’re not going to do anything.” He believes this will defang the conservative demands that he do something.
In other words, he knows this is all for show and it won’t go anywhere.
"When it's time to shoot -- shoot. Don't talk."
Did you see that Eli passed away today?
What a sniveling fool.
Boehner is suing the WH because he doesn’t have the support of Reid to remove Obama from office even if HoR impeached Obama. In other words, Clinton proved that impeachment by the HoR is meaningless without the support of the Senate.
But if patriots and former Obama supporters would exercise their voting muscle in 2014 and elect senators who would be willing to follow through with a House impeachment and remove Obama, then things may get interesting.
It would be better to use bthe power of the purse to force compliance with the law, rather than to beg the courts to save them.
Sue Sue Sudio!
Let me know what happens in about 6 years.
Posturing. If I was 0bama I would call his bluff. Then I would get a divorce.......
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