By Ryan Brown
Amid growing Republican discontent with President Obama’s actions, the House of Representatives passed a measure to file a lawsuit against President Obama. Though the resolution passed with a vote of 225 – 201, the vote was clearly divided on party lines.
At an event in Kansas City, Obama garnered applause from the crowd as he voiced his opinion that the lawsuit votes are simply “political stunts.”
“Everybody recognizes that this is a political stunt, but it’s worse than that because every vote they’re taking like that means a vote they’re not taking to actually help you,” said Obama.
But accusations of political stunt-making came back to the President from Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Republican representatives are quick to note that the lawsuit doesn’t mean they’re trying to get the President impeached. Boehner said, that the word impeachment, is being thrown around more by those close to the President than by conservatives:
“This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the President’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election,” he said.
And in an attempt to downplay the significance of the House-led lawsuit, Boehner was also quick to mention that the House has no plans to impeach the president.
“We have no plans to impeach the President. We have no future plans. It’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House,” said Boehner.
Scam or political stunt notwithstanding, it’s obvious that both Republicans and Democrats see potential in the lawsuit, whether that comes in increased votes, or reduced political power.