Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama.Boehner might not be willing to specifically say what exactly it is that he believes president Obama has done to deserver this precursor to impeachment, but he does claim that it's about jobs:
But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him.
That's why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.
The President's response: "So sue me."
What's disappointing is the President's flippant dismissal of the Constitution we are both sworn to defend. It is utterly beneath the dignity of the office.
Even worse, the President's habit of ignoring the law as written hurts our economy and jobs even more. Washington taxes and regulations always make it harder for private sector employers to meet payrolls, invest in new initiatives and create jobs -- but how can those employers plan, invest and grow when the laws are changing on the President's whim at any moment?Oh, come on. The only job Boehner cares about is his own. That's why he didn't announce this proto-impeachment strategy until Eric Cantor lost his election. And by the way, in case Boehner wants to know where the jobs are ... last Thursday we got the answer: Jobs are coming back. Job growth in the first half of 2014 has been the strongest it's been since 1999. So sue me.