In last night’s speech to the nation, President Obama announced executive action to protect up to five million undocumented workers from deportation. Saying that the Senate had passed “common sense” immigration reform, he faulted House Republican leaders for refusing to allow an up or down vote on the measure – and challenged them to pass new legislation. But, even though the GOP will control both houses of Congress, they’re focused on attacking the President’s action rather than unifying behind such legislation.
This morning House Speaker John Boehner accused the President of “deliberately sabotage(ing) any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms he claims to see…and damaging the presidency itself."
We hear about the legality of the executive order and what it could mean for the next two years of a lame duck in the White House.