House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he would be filing suit against President Obama over his abuse of executive power. Boehner indicates that he had been mulling over the decision recently but that his concerns over Obama’s refusal to comply with Constitutional limitations has helped him to decide in favor of a suit.
A bill entitled the “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S. 1696) that was introduced in the Senate last November would override state and local laws restricting abortion. The bill gathered 34 cosponsors in the Senate from November through May, just 17 short of a majority.
The establishment Republicans moved swiftly to close ranks following the surprise defeat of one of the own last week.
According to Representative Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), there just may be enough votes in the House to impeach President Obama.