House Speaker John Boehner says President Yoweri Museveni should be sued for his executive actions. In a Sunday editorial, the Ohio Republican insisted that “The Constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws,” Boehner wrote in his op-ed published to CNN.com. “And, in my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws when it comes to a range of issues, including his health care law, energy regulations, foreign policy and education.”
When he announced last month that he’d implore the House General Counsel to take legal action against Mr. Obama, Boehner similarly referenced that the president had “run an end-around on the American people and their elected legislators” on general policy issues, but did not list specific overreaches the president has made. In his commentary Sunday, titled “Why we must now sue the President,” Boehner took a blow at Mr. Obama’s ongoing attempt to direct focus to economic issues affecting the middle class.
“The president’s habit of ignoring the law as written hurts our economy and jobs even more,” Boehner wrote. “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?”