'It's Ridiculous': Krauthammer Calls Out House GOP's Border Bill Failure
Today it was announced that House Republicans did not have enough support to pass legislation on immigration. Speaker of the House John Boehner said “doing something is better than doing nothing,” though the Congress is about to go on a five-week recess.
The Democrats quickly hit back at the GOP, claiming that they pulled their own bill.
Obama senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer tweeted:
And by pulling their own bill, the House GOP once again proves why the President must act on his own to solve problems
— Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) July 31, 2014
Tonight on Special Report, Charles Krauthammer called it “incomprehensible” that Republicans aren’t joining together on this issue.
“There’s not a chance in hell that the Senate will come back or the president will sign it. But at least the Republicans will have shown that they can do something,” Krauthammer said.
He added, “It is ridiculous to sue the president on a Wednesday because he oversteps the law as he has done a dozen times illegally and unconstitutionally, and then on a Thursday say that he should overstep the law, contradict the law that passed in 2008 and deal with this himself.”
However, Krauthammer said that it’s a “serious trespass on the Constitution” for President Obama to use sweeping executive action on immigration.
“I wouldn’t impeach simply because it’s political suicide, but in principle, it would be an impeachable offense,” he added.
Bret Baier asked if this is as politically detrimental for Republicans as the government shutdown was last year. Hear reaction from the 'Special Report' panel in the clip above.