In something that seems straight from The Onion, several Republicans wrote a statement urging President Obama to take unilateral action on immigration – one day after House Republicans voted to sue the president…
For bypassing Congress and acting unilaterally.
You really just can’t make this stuff up.
In a statement posted on John Boehner’s website, Republicans urged the president to take matters into his own hands to address the crisis on border:
“This situation shows the intense concern within our conference – and among the American people – about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president’s refusal to faithfully execute our laws. There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries. For the past month, the House has been engaged in intensive efforts to pass legislation that would compel the president to do his job and ensure it can be done as quickly and compassionately as possible. Through an inclusive process, a border bill was built by listening to members and the American people that has the support not just of a majority of the majority in the House, but most of the House Republican Conference. We will continue to work on solutions to the border crisis and other challenges facing our country.”
And why is it that Republicans are calling on President Obama to do the very thing for which they are suing him? Well, because like always, House Republicans failed to get anything done.
But it just absolutely reeks of irony that only one day after voting to sue the president for what they deem “unlawful” executive actions, Republicans are now encouraging the president to do the very thing for which they’re suing him. All because they’re incompetent at their jobs and refuse to do anything.
Which is why President Obama has had to bypass Congress so much in the first place.
If they spent as much time trying to do their jobs as they do wasting time playing partisan politics (you know, like pointlessly suing the president) we could actually get something done and the president wouldn’t have to use his executive power so often.
But like with everything else, Republicans cause the problem – then blame it on President Obama.
Next up: The president takes unilateral action to fix our immigration crisis – Republicans vote to impeach.