Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit
WASHINGTON — House Republicans have filed a lawsuit regarding President Barack Obama’s “unilateral actions” on healthcare, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday.
“Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a vote of Congress. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well. The House has an obligation to stand up for the Constitution, and that is exactly why we are pursuing this course of action,” Boehner said in a statement.
The news came just minutes after Boehner spoke at press conference in Washington on Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
Boehner said he “will not stand idle as the President undermines the rule of law, ” but gave no specifics on how congressional Republicans would respond to the president’s executive action on immigration.