Boehner: 'Something Will Be Done'

By Susan Jones | November 21, 2014 | 10:18am EST

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP File Photo)

( - "President Obama has turned a deaf ear to the people that he was elected, and we were elected, to serve. But we will not do that," House Speaker John Boehner told a news conference on Friday.

"In the days ahead, the people's House will rise to the challenge. We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country and places lives at risk. We will listen to the American people, we will work with our members, and we will work to protect the Constitution of the United States."

Boehner did not say exactly what the House will do, but "something will be done."

"We have a broken immigration system. And the American people expect us to work together to fix it. And we ought to do it in the democratic process, moving bills from the people's House through the Senate to the president's desk."

"The problem is, President Obama cannot be trusted to enforce the law," Boehner said:

"He has taken actions that he himself has said are those of a king or an emperor, not an American president. And he's dong this at a time when Americans want nothing more than both parties to focus on solving the biggest problems in our country, starting with our still-struggling economy."

Obama's executive action on immigration will only encourage more people to come to the U.S. illegally, Boehner said. He predicted another influx at the border with Mexico next summer. He also said Obama's action "punishes those who have obeyed the law and waited their turn."

Obama has chosen to "deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms that he claims to seek. And as I told the president yesterday, he's damaging the presidency itself."

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