Boehner suing Obama over executive actions

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

By June 26, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – House Speaker John Boehner now says he plans to sue President Barack Obama for using of executive actions to circumvent stalemates in Congress.

Boehner made the announcement during a Washington press event Thursday.

He claims the president has ignored the American people’s representatives in putting some of his policies into place.

The House has passed at least two bills to regulate the president’s executive authority but they died in the democratic controlled Senate.

It’s not exactly clear what executive orders are being challenged.

But among those the president issued include the raising of the minimum wage for federal contractors and halting deportations for migrant children in the U.S. illegally.

News of the possible lawsuit against the president is not sitting well with Democratic leaders.

“I make of it a subterfuge,” said House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi. “As I said, they’re doing nothing here and so they have to give some aura of activity.”

Pelosi defended Obama’s use of executive actions, saying, “He hasn’t come anywhere near what Republican presidents have done on executive orders, but he will act within his discretion.”

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  • Delia
    27 June 2014 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    This ruling serves as a reminder that the Constitution will always govern this land and must be respected, even by the president.

    I applaud the SCOTUS for cutting off a tyrant at the knees. However, let this also be a reminder to Barak Soetero Obama or whatever his name is , that legal citizens of America the Beautiful, unlike himself who is a British subject of Indonesia born in Kenya, don’t cotten to tyrants and that WE THE PEOPLE will prevail.

  • wil
    28 June 2014 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    This ruling will affect all Presidents who have or will made recess appointments. President Obama isn’t the 1st President nor the last to make recess appointments. President Obama is a legal citizen of the United States. He was born in Hawaii and no amount of ignorant people saying he wasn’t will make it not true. @Delia do you hold as much contempt for Sen. Cruz of Texas? He was born in Canada of a Canadian father and an United States(?) mother.

  • noz
    29 June 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    of all people, pelosi is not only an idiot, but a woman always into talking dizzy, too drank or too much drug, too confused, can’t figure out the lawlessness of her boss obozo. she is shaming her constituents with her bleeding heart descriptions of how the minor illegal alien border crossers are like the stroke of luck for america, what a wacko, sicko in public office. pelosi is a bullshit artist, the doggie goodies manufacturer to convert lawlessness to lawful, and to neutralize all the baddest happenings outcome of obozo’s incompetency as POTUS. obozo’s abused and continue abusing the executive power are of serious scope, grand scales where congress bylaw was given the power for finance appropriations were bypassed. its not the number of how many executive orders his predecessors made, but the question is obozo’s laws he wants passed are up for debate in the floor, he suppressed, acting like a monarch king telling the public he has a pen and a phone, really?. for real, unstoppable, tyrant obozo have used his pen/phone with his DACA, dream act bypassing congress appropriations. public servant TYRANT must be impeached.

  • JRB
    30 June 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Hey House Speaker Boehner you make me laugh? Shame of you? You had free lunch at the white house with Obama and now you want to sue him for over executive actions? You and pelosi is “CLOWNS.” That don’t belong in office and Obama is the biggest clown.