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House GOP May Vote to Wag Their Fingers at the President

The New York Times reports that House Republicans are planning to vote on a symbolic gesture to scold the president for taking executive action on immigration.

The proposal, presented by Speaker John A. Boehner, first calls for House Republicans to vote on a resolution proposed by Representative Ted Yoho, Republican of Florida, that says that the president does not have the power to take the executive action he took last month.

The resolution, however, would largely be a way for House Republicans to express their displeasure with the president’s immigration action.

Several of the party faithful, including Ted Yoho, were in denial for a period of time and were adamant that they could somehow defund the president’s orders or otherwise prevent the agencies responsible from carrying them out, but they can’t.

Because the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is funded entirely by fees, there is literally nothing the House can do to stop it.

House Republicans still have to pass a bill to keep the government running before December 11th and I would not surprised to see a conservative revolt.

There’s one thing that will not change between this Congress and the next, and that’s Speaker Boehner’s need for Democratic votes to pass anything that the president would actually sign.

  • Victor the Crab

    We have a specific finger we’d like to wag at Republicans for their latest asshatery.

  • Draxiar

    As I posted over at Banter, Obama is now bullet proof. Anything he can do with executive orders he should. The Republicans will try to prevent anything he proposes even if they support it so he might as well use the ink in his pen and sign the orders. The thing that is extra delicious is that it will all be very Constitutional.

    • Victor the Crab

      And they and Fox News – oh hell, most everyone in the MSM – will screech that Obama is a tyrant that must be stopped by any means necessary. And they’ll keep screeching it until the end of time. Or until his term is up.

      • Christopher Foxx

        And they and Fox News – oh hell, most everyone in the MSM – will screech that Obama is a tyrant that must be stopped by any means necessary

        Except, of course, Congress actually doing their jobs and developing legislation that can actually be passed. That would be asking too much, right?

  • Mike_Norris

    The president’s response to that? Blow me…

  • GrafZeppelin127

    The only way they could stop it is to pass a bill (that the POTUS would have to sign) either stripping the agency of its statutory enforcement authority altogether, or making the particular things it’s being directed to do explicitly illegal.

  • j hentai