In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Thursday, President Obama called Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s plans to file a lawsuit against him for overusing executive orders “a stunt.”
Obama dismissed Stephanopoulos’ insinuation that the president’s unfavorable poll numbers would cause him to lose confidence.
“What I do worry about is that right now we have a Republican Party that seems to only care about saying ‘no’ to me,” Obama retorted.
The reporter later read Obama a statement from Boehner, who justified his lawsuit by saying, “We elected a president. … We didn’t elect a monarch or king.”
In response, Obama declared, “I am not going to apologize for trying to do something, while they’re doing nothing.”
“Even if you get sued?” asked Stephanopoulos.
Obama closed his eyes in agitation before replying. “You know, the suit is a stunt … but what I’ve told Speaker Boehner directly is if you’re really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don’t you try getting something done through Congress?”