President Obama on Saturday unloaded on House Republicans’ plan to sue him for executive overreach, calling the move ‘a political stunt’ and a waste of time and money.
In his weekly address, the president tried to paint Republicans as detached from reality and attempted to pit average Americans against GOP leaders such as House Speaker John A. Boehner.
“The Republican plan right now is not to do some of this work with me — instead, it’s to sue me. That’s actually what they’re spending their time on,” Mr. Obama said. “It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars.”
As evidenced by the president’s words Saturday, the White House has come out swinging against the Republican lawsuit, and the Democratic party has been using it as a key part of its fundraising pitch heading into the crucial midterm elections in November.