Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit

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U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

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  • Eye C

    “Undermining the constitution since 1913” should replace “E Pluribus Unum”. The Government has become a tyrannical joke, on the people for the people.

  • Mike Osborne

    Why not stand idle on this? Goverment “Leaders” in both parties have been standing idle on things for years that should have been done a long time ago. The only thing they work on is who is paying for their free meals, re-election and who leads the party in the next kiddie playground battle. When ” We the People” finally wake up and vote these Bozo’s out and get people who can get the job done then and only then will this country get back on track. Time for a Major Change in how the business of this nation is conducted.

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