House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) won a major victory this week when the Senate passed a bill to fund the government but not the illegal executive orders of President Barack Obama. Before the vote was taken on the funding bill, Speaker Boehner rose to address the legislature and remind everyone of the many broken promises and lies of President Obama… and boy was that list LONG.
“Let me thank all my colleagues who have worked to put this bill together. Today I rise – and the House rises – to support and defend our Constitution.
“We do not take this action lightly, but simply there is no alternative. This is not a dispute between the parties, or even between the branches of our government. This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law and to the Constitution itself.
“I appreciate all the efforts of those working to fix our broken immigration system, especially since I’m one of them. But what we are dealing with is a president who has ignored the people, has ignored the Constitution, and even his own past statements.
“In fact, on at least 22 occasions, he said he did not have the authority to do what he has done.
“To think that the president of the United States studied constitutional law is one thing …. he taught it as well. But now his actions suggest he’s forgotten what these words even mean.
“Enough is enough. By their votes last November, the people made clear they want more accountability from this president. And by our votes here today, we will heed their will, and we will keep our oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”
Here’s the Full List of the 22 Occasions that Speaker Boehner brings up.