On Wednesday’s “Your World” on the Fox News Channel, a heated exchange erupted between host Neil Cavuto and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) over Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’s (R-OH) threat to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power.
“You’ve been bemoaning it for a long time,” Cavuto said. “Why now the suit? Why not just fix things that are very, very wrong now rather than dragging someone to court over whether they overstepped their bounds? It just seems to me like an enormous waste of effort.”
Bachmann defended the speaker, to which Cavuto indicated he was underwhelmed by those efforts.
“This president is not a king and the Congress needs to stand up,” Bachmann said.
“Your being silly,” Cavuto replied. “Filing lawsuits while Rome is burning.”
Pushing the congresswoman on why there was no outrage when former President George W. Bush allegedly abused executive power, Cavuto added, “I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time.
After an abrupt commercial break, Cavuto apologized to Bachmann for accidentally cutting her off but added, “I don’t apologize for my sentiment for the fact that we are wasting time filing lawsuits against one another. These types of charades, and I’m sorry, that’s what I call them, just that, charades.
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