John Boehner prefers litigious action over manly resolve, plans to sue Obama over Immigration executive orders

by Samuel Gonzalez | January 27, 2015 4:52 pm

From The Last Tradition[1]

The House of Representatives has the power of the purse to defund legislation or presidential executive orders.  But, instead of John Boehner using his constitutionally given power like a man to defund anything Obama does, he sheepishly chooses to go to court whereby they will tell him you can stop it yourself. It’s nothing but a dodge to tell the public he’s trying to do something when he really isn’t.

National Journal[2] reports Speaker John Boehner is finalizing a plan to sue President Obama again, this time over the administration’s decision to grant work visas to millions of undocumented immigrants.

Boehner told his conference at a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning that he has a team exploring the best options to challenge last year’s executive action, under which the Homeland Security Department will begin granting legal working status to millions of immigrants, according to sources in the room.

“Our team has been working on litigation. We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue—one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” he said, according to a source in the room.

The move toward a lawsuit comes as the GOP’s legislative options to target the president’s policies are waning. The House passed a bill funding DHS that contained provisions rolling back Obama’s executive action and other administrative relaxations of immigration enforcement, including deferred action for childhood arrivals, otherwise known as Dreamers. But the bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where the immigration-related measures are thought not to have the requisite Democratic support to exceed the 60-vote filibuster threshold.

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