Packing for a trip this evening but saw this on the news and was sure that I was losing my mind.
"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 lawsuit is the GOP suing the President for using executive action to delay the implementation of a part of Obamacare...the very bill they tried to repeal dozens and dozens and dozens of times.
The House can find no middle ground on an immigration bill which their members claimed three years ago would be done by now. They do not agree with the Senate version. Now they want the President to use Executive action to solve the issue so they can take off on five weeks away from the job with perhaps less guilt for their inaction.
At least I may be away from the news for some time and that may prevent me from pulling out my hair until I am bald.