Speaker John Boehner released a statement reacting to Obama’s speech asserting that he had “cemented his legacy of lawlessness.”
Citing Obama’s past statements on executive action, Boehner criticized the president’s decision to act alone.
“That is not how American democracy works,” he said. “By ignoring the will of the American people, President Obama has cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left.”
Boehner criticized Obama’s “my way or the highway approach” warning that it would be harder to build trust with the American people.
“Republicans are left with the serious responsibility of upholding our oath of office. We will not shrink from this duty, because our allegiance lies with the American people,” he said. “We will listen to them, work with our members, and protect the Constitution.”