John Boehner: Goal is to Protect Americans From ‘Awful Effects’ of ObamaCare
House Speaker John Boehner sat down tonight with Megyn Kelly to discuss the IRS targeting scandal, ObamaCare, immigration and the Republican Party.
The House Ways and Means Committee is pushing for the Justice Department to pursue a criminal case against former top IRS official Lois Lerner, accusing her of misleading investigators and releasing private taxpayer information. Meanwhile, another House committee is getting ready to vote to hold her in contempt.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said somebody at the IRS violated the law, and that Congress will find out.
Boehner also discussed Benghazi, saying that there’s nobody more determined to get to the bottom of that than him. He said four committees are investigating.
Kelly pressed the speaker of the House on why the government hasn’t assembled a select committee, when 190 House Republicans have said they want one.
“At some point, that may be required. At this point, it’s not,” he said.
Kelly also asked Boehner about Jeb Bush’s comments on immigration. This weekend, Bush told Shannon Bream that people who have come into this country illegally have done it as an “act of love.”
Boehner said he understands what Bush was saying, but said, “We’re also a nation of laws, and for those who are here without documents, they’re gonna have to face the law at some point.”
The House speaker also spoke about allegations that he backed a bill that expanded ObamaCare.
“Our goal all the way through this is to protect the American people from the awful effects of this law and to continue to work to try to repeal it,” he said.
Boehner said he thinks that the GOP will take the Senate in midterm elections and pick up a few seats in the House.
“I think it will give us an opportunity on Capitol Hill to put things on the president’s desk and make him choose,” he said.
Watch the full interview above.