Congress Ethics President Obama

John Boehner Still Doesn’t Know What He’s Suing For


Offering no specifics whatsoever, Speaker of the House John Boehner attacked the president for his “flippant dismissal” of the House Republicans’ supposedly-impending lawsuit in an Op-Ed written for CNN.

That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.

The President’s response: “So sue me.”

What’s disappointing is the President’s flippant dismissal of the Constitution we are both sworn to defend. It is utterly beneath the dignity of the office. I know the President is frustrated. I’m frustrated. The American people are frustrated, too.

Although the House will authorize a lawsuit at the tail end of the month, that doesn’t necessarily mean a lawsuit will be filed at that time. And until an actual lawsuit is filed, we may not know the specifics of it. That’s assuming it will be any more specific than Boehner has been up to this point.

Congress will go on summer vacation shortly after authorizing the lawsuit, meaning when Congress returns from vacation we’ll be in the heart of campaign season.

I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Prospective wingnuts can brag about the lawsuit they’re going to file during a month of town hall meetings.

That’s right, town hall season is almost upon us and the crazy are crazier than ever.