Rather than respond to the President’s challenge to send him a “sensible bill,” John Boehner has informed House Republicans that his team is preparing to toss more taxpayer money down the tubes with another frivolous lawsuit on the issue.
House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team is preparing a resolution that could authorize further legal action against the Obama administration over its moves on immigration; he told his colleagues Tuesday morning.
The resolution, which Boehner discussed in a closed Republican meeting Tuesday, could authorize the House to take several different forms of legal action against the administration, but no final course of action has been decided. For example, the resolution could authorize the House to join a lawsuit that states have filed against President Barack Obama over the executive action.
“We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue — one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” Boehner said in the meeting.
The way our government is supposed to work, especially when you control both chambers of congress, is to propose and pass legislation. The President has plainly stated that if a reasonable and sensible bill were to come across his desk, he would sign it — and all of the other moves he’s made on immigration would go away.
Republicans announced yesterday that they were delaying voting on their because of the blizzard. The truth is that they know they don’t have the votes, even with their substantial majority, to pass what is a horrible attempt at legislation.
Rather than attempting to reconcile the situation with open and honest talks, bi-partisan cooperation and the kind of hard work that may justify his ridiculous salary, Boehner has again taken the low road, choosing to allow the ignorant GOP base to call Obama names and hate immigrants, thereby securing the already secured votes of the inept right-wing extremists.
It seems for now the Presidents actions will remain in force until another round of litigation blows up in Boehner’s face and he goes to work…on round three.