- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The White House fired back Wednesday at House Speaker John A. Boehner after the Ohio Republican announced he’ll sue President Obama for overstepping his constitutional authority and abusing executive power.

“For a long time, we’ve seen Republicans block progress in Congress on a range of bills that would promote economic strength, but in this case it seems Republicans have shifted their opposition into a higher gear — frankly, it is a gear I previously didn’t know existed,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.”The fact they are considering a taxpayer-funded lawsuit against the president of the United States for doing his job, I think, is the kind of step most Americans wouldn’t support.”

Mr. Earnest said he was unaware whether Mr. Boehner personally informed the president of his plan to sue during a White House meeting involving the two men on Tuesday.

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