Boehner Says He Will Not Defund Obama’s Executive Orders
CNS News hit the nail on the head recently when one of their reporters asked Speaker of the House Boehner about his plans in regards to Obama’s Executive Orders.
“You’ve said you disagree with calls to impeach the president over abuse of power via executive actions. But under the Constitution the House actually has the power of the purse. So, if the President takes actions that exceed his Constitutional authority, will you withhold funding for those actions in the next must-pass appropriations bill?”
To which Boehner replied:
“There’s a lot of ways to deal with this issue,” Boehner responded. “But we’ve got a Republican House and we’ve got a Democratic Senate. And there are a lot of things we’ve passed here that the Senate clearly has not passed.
“Now, when it comes to that issue, some of these actions that you could defund, there clearly isn’t, I wouldn’t guess, an appetite in the United States Senate to withhold those funds,” Boehner continued. “That’s why we’ve decided that the more direct approach of suing the president is the right path to go down here.
“Listen, I’m for upholding the Constitution,” said Boehner, “and I’m for protecting the interest of the House vis-à-vis the power grab that’s going on by the White House. And while he has the authority to issue executive orders, he does not have the authority to unilaterally change laws in our country, which he has done.”
Those who accuse Boehner of being a RINO, Republican In Name Only, are pretty justified with this type of response from the Speaker.
Suing the President has definitely ignited the base, but it just has a hollow feel of showmanship, that nothing will really come of this action. But actually utilizing the powers invested in him don’t seem to be his cup of tea. Big Brother would be proud of his Doublespeak when he skirts the issues and then tells the crowd he’s all for upholding the Constitution. And we ask, “You’re for upholding it to a flame to catch fire?”
Also be weary of the crowd that doesn’t think that pursuing impeachment of the President is a valid action.
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