Boehner: 'I Disagree' With Impeaching Obama

July 9, 2014 - 10:38 AM

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House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner plans to sue President Obama, but he's not in favor of impeaching him.

"I disagree," he said twice on Wednesday, when a reporter asked him about Sarah Palin's call to impeach Barack Obama.

Palin told Fox News on Tuesday that the "tipping point" for her was the "illegal immigration issue."

On that topic, Boehner was asked about President Obama's request for $3.7B in emergency spending to deal with the border crisis -- more than half of it humanitarian aid.

Boehner said he's waiting for a recommendation from the Appropriations Committee and from the newly created Border Working Group:

"I sent a letter to the president more than two weeks ago, outlining actions that he could take already under the law, and yet he's not followed any of those recommendations," Boehner said.

"So it's time for us to take a serious look at what needs to happen. If we don't secure the border, nothing's going to change."

Boehner said the $3.7 billion is "about continuing to deal with the problem" instead of fixing the problem: "We've got to do something about sealing the border and ending this problem so that we can begin to move on with the bigger question of immigration reform."

Boehner announced last month that Republicans plan to sue the president for exceeding his executive authority and for failing to faithfully execute the law of the land.

"You know, the Constitution makes it clear that a president's job is to faithfully execute the laws," Boehner told a news conference on June 25. "In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws. We have a system of government outlined in our Constitution with the Executive Branch, the Legislative branch and the Judicial branch.