Wasserman Schultz Statement on Republicans Suing President Obama
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Ranking Member of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after House Speaker John Boehner announced his plans for Congress to sue the President of the United States. Funds used by Congress in such a manner would come from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill:
“House Republicans will do anything to distract from their inability or unwillingness to legislate, and each time they do so they step further to the right and further away from the economic and security priorities of the American people.
“Today’s announcement by Speaker Boehner fits squarely into their failed leadership agenda, but goes even further because it is so hypocritical and is so personally motivated by their political opposition to the President.
“Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are poised to embark on another multi-million dollar waste of taxpayer money, like the millions they wasted defending the indefensible and unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act and the billions of dollars they wasted shutting the government down to deny Americans health care. I would remind the Speaker that President George W. Bush issued many more executive orders than President Obama. House Democrats may not have always been pleased, but we never sued President Bush.
“It is pathetic that this do-nothing Republican Congress now wants to do something, and that something is suing the President of the United States…for actually doing something! The politics were never purer, or more putrid.”
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)