Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner said on “Fox News Sunday” that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty was unconstitutional and defied the president’s oath of office.
HOST CHRIS WALLACE: Haven’t you and House Republicans put the GOP in a box with funding for the Department of Homeland Security about to run out and you are demanding changes to the president’s executive action on immigration that Senate Republicans say they can’t pass?
BOEHNER: Chris, the Constitution makes it pretty clear that the House has to do its work and the Senate has to do theirs. The House has acted to fund the Department and to stop the president’s overreach when it comes to immigration and his executive orders. Remember Chris, the president said 22 times that he did not have authority to do what he eventually did. And the Congress just can’t sit by and let the President defy the Constitution and defy his own oath of office. So the House acted. Now it’s time for the Senate to act.