Boehner to File Suit Against Obama Over Alleged Abuse of Exec Actions
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced Wednesday that he plans on filing suit against the Obama administration over its alleged abuse of executive actions.
"This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said, adding that President Obama "ignores the law" and "changes it willingly."
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The speaker had been weighing such a lawsuit in recent days, over concerns that Obama exceeded his constitutional authority with executive actions.
The lawsuit has not yet been filed. But asked Wednesday whether he intended to proceed, Boehner said: "I am."
The decision to sue would still have to be formally approved by a group of House leaders. Presuming that step is cleared, the suit is expected to be filed in a few weeks.
The plaintiff would be the House of Representatives.
Ahead of Boehner's announcement, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ridiculed the prospect of a suit against the president.
"I make of it as subterfuge," she said. "They're doing nothing here. So they have to give some aura of activity."