And what has Obama received for his efforts? The threat of a federal lawsuit by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) who says its necessary to declare President Obama’s executive orders unconstitutional. Obama has already signed executive orders to protect workers from being retaliated against by their bosses if they discuss their wages and has lobbied aggressively for an increase in the federal minimum wage. In a memo to House members, Boehner indicated the legal action would cover a number of issues but did not cite specific cases of executive overreach. Sources believe the lawsuit will be filed sometime in July.
“On matters ranging from health care and energy to foreign policy and education, President Obama has repeatedly run an end-around on the American people and their elected legislators, straining the boundaries of the solemn oath he took on Inauguration Day,” the memo said.
It’s a ridiculous for Boehner to sue the President, which of course is a feeble attempt to tarnish Obama’s legacy. Boehner insists that his impending suit is not about the impeaching the President, which some Republicans support.
In fact, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) said the House of Representatives could “probably” impeach Obama if the matter was brought to the floor.
The South Dakota Republican Party already passed a resolution to impeach President Obama. I don’t know if Boehner’s impending legal case has any validity in a court of law, but I do know this: It’s hard out there for a Black man in the White House.