To quote USWNT star Alex Morgan’s line from the Bridgestone commercial…“Seriously?”
Hours before Congress broke for the August recess, House Republicans claimed that the President could use executive action to fix the border situation with unaccompanied children fleeing violence in the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In a press statement released Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other House Republican leaders indicated that President Obama could address the crisis “without the need for congressional action,” a statement tinged with some irony given that just the day before, House Republicans had slammed the President with a lawsuit claiming executive overreach.
“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,” the House Republican leadership press release stated. “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.”(Think Progress)
We have truly entered Bizarro World here…just yesterday, House Republicans voted to sue President Obama over the use of executive actions and now they want him to use those very same powers. Somehow, WTF? is not even appropriate here; we are now fully into Brain Bleach political territory now.