Neil Cavuto took on Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN) over House Speaker John Boehner’s planned lawsuit against President Obama.

Boehner is challenging the president’s use of executive actions, and said today, “This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country.”

Cavuto asked Bachmann why the lawsuit is coming now and suggested that Republicans are spiking the political football.

“Why not just fix things that are very, very wrong now rather than dragging someone to court over whether they overstepped their bounds? It just seems to me like an enormous waste of time,” the Fox News host said.

Bachmann acknowledged that the lawsuit may not go anywhere, but said that it reflects the frustration of many Americans.

Cavuto responded, “It just seems to me that so much is wrong here, this finger-pointing, we’re going to drag your ass to court, we’re going to do this – just do something!”

When he pressed Bachmann further, she said, “Criminy, give me a second and I will tell you!”

Bachmann then said she had “no idea” why Boehner chose now to file the suit.

“What we should now is defund the executive branch when we have the option,” she said, adding, “because if they don’t have money, they won’t have power.”

The congresswoman brought up the IRS targeting scandal, to which Cavuto interjected, “You’re conflating issues and you’re being silly. Where was your rage when Democrats […] were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders, because I think you knew then that was a waste of time, and I think you know now in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time.”

Bachmann proceeded to accused President Obama of lawlessness and said the GOP can impeach elected officials.

Cavuto retorted, “Democrats said George Bush did the same thing. Each side claiming it – waste of time! […] Think about what you’re saying. Defund the executive branch. Congresswoman, if Democrats had said to you we’re going to defund President Bush, you would’ve laughed them out.”

He concluded, “I’m looking around and seeing Rome burning. I think someone should pick up a hose and put out the fire rather than file a suit.”


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