Boehner on DHS Funding: 'It's Up to Senate Democrats to Get Their Act Together'
The Department of Homeland Security will run out of funds in just 12 days, unless Congress finds a way to avoid a shutdown.
On "Fox News Sunday," Chris Wallace spoke to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) about the fight over DHS funding - which Republicans have tied to the rolling back of Obama's executive action on immigration - in a fascinating, wide-ranging interview.
"The Constitution makes it pretty clear that the House has to do its work and the Senate has to do their's," Boehner said. "The House has acted to fund the department and to stop the president's overreach when it comes to immigration and his executive orders."
Wallace pointed out that Republicans, however, don't have the 60 votes to pass the bill through the Senate.
Boehner replied that Senate Democrats are blocking the ability to even debate the bill.
"The House has acted. We’ve done our job. Senate Democrats are the ones putting us in this precarious position. And it’s up to Senate Democrats to get their act together," Boehner said.
What if Congress can't come to an agreement and funding for the DHS runs out? Wallace asked.
"Well, then Senate Democrats should be to blame," Boehner said.
Watch the exclusive interview above to hear Boehner discuss inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session of Congress, Obama's request for war powers to fight ISIS and more.