House Speaker John Boehner has written a new op-ed for CNN about why he feels he must sue President Obama over his use of executive actions:
I don't take the House legal action against the President lightly. We've passed legislation to address this problem (twice), but Senate Democrats, characteristically, have ignored it.
In the end, the Constitution makes it clear that the President's job is to faithfully execute the laws. And, in my view, the President has not faithfully executed the laws when it comes to a range of issues, including his health care law, energy regulations, foreign policy and education.
Boehner claims the President has "consistently overstepped his authority under the Constitution, and in so doing eroded the power of the legislative branch."