House Republicans Vote to Sue President Obama….

Ok….I NEVER thought the Republicans where dumb enough to actually do this…..

I see shades of Bill Clinton here and corresponding rebound in support for a beleagured President under attack by people who haven’t done a damn thing themselves but try to stop him from ‘doing his job’…..

And they’re gonna hit up the US taxpayer to pay for this ?

The House voted Wednesday to rebuke President Obama by passing a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against his use of executive power.

The 225-201 vote fell along party lines, with five Republicans voting against the measure. No Democrats supported it.

The lawsuit is a direct response to GOP frustration with Obama’s wide-ranging use of executive power.Republicans have been particularly angry over Obama’s decision to ignore several deadlines in the Affordable Care Act and his decision to defer the deportation of certain young people who illegally immigrated to the United States as children.In the last week, lawmakers have been riled up by reports that immigration advocates and Democrats are pushing the administration to take additional executive actions to give more immigrants legal status.Rather than seeking to impeach Obama, however, GOP leaders in the House rallied around the lawsuit as a way of bottling up grassroots anger that would not backfire on Republicans in an election year.

And Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has insisted he has no intention of moving an impeachment measure.

Boehner’s words have hardly been enough assurance for Democratic leaders, however, who said after Wednesday’s vote that the lawsuit is just the first step toward the GOP’s ultimate goal: the impeachment of Obama…..


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14 thoughts on “House Republicans Vote to Sue President Obama….”

  1. Some of those who voted against “suing” the President feel that a lawsuit doesnt go far enough.They believe he should be impeached.

  2. This is a noble cause, even though the cause is already lost.

    Precedent needs to be set for legal actions being taken against un-Constitutional presidential overreach.

  3. The impeachment thing is really splitting the GOP and they only have themselves to blame. I love it.

    1. Yes indeed
      The Republican Civil War continues….
      Now if the Democrats could only get people to come out and VOTE !!!

  4. Pretty Much Yes.

    Sanford fancies himself a Libertarian of sorts.I havent heard much out of him about the VA situation,although I havent been following it too closely.Im sure he has some “out there” type explanation.Ill post it if I see if.

  5. If the President has done something you Tepublicans think is unconstitutional ,then he should be impeached.Thats the “Constitutional” remedy.

    The problem is that Republicans think almost any “action” taken by Any Democrat and many of their fellow Republicans is “unconstitutional!”

  6. Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2648 )

    Vote Number: 250 Vote Date: July 30, 2014, 11:18 AM

    Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Agreed to

    Measure Number: S. 2648 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014 )
    Measure Title: A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.

    Vote Counts:
    YEAs 63
    NAYs 33
    Not Voting 4

    NAYs —33
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Flake (R-AZ)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Lee (R-UT)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Not Voting – 4
    Cochran (R-MS)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Schatz (D-HI)

    Republicans voting for cloture:

    Ayotte, NH
    Chambliss & Isakson, Ga
    Collins, Maine
    Corker, Tenn.
    Cornyn, Texas
    Grassley, Iowa
    Hatch, Utah
    Heller, Nev.
    Murkowski, Alas.
    Rubio, Fla

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