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House Speaker Boehner to sue President Obama over executive actions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The relationship between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner has always been a rocky one.

Things may get even worse with a pending lawsuit in the works.

"I believe the President is not faithfully executing the laws of our country," said Boehner.

Boehner announced plans to sue President Obama over his use of executive action. "You know the constitution makes it clear that the President's job is to faithfully execute the laws, and in my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws," Boehner said.

"America cannot stand still and neither will I," Pres. Obama said. "I've initiated over 20 executive actions to try to tighten up some of the rules in the laws."

Among Boehner's previous complaints: Obama's raising the minimum wage for federal contractors and halting deportations for migrant children who are in the U.S. illegally.

Republicans in the House have twice tried to pass bills to try to restrict Obama's executive actions. Both attempts ultimately failed in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

"This is not about impeachment. This is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country," Boehner said. "What we've seen clearly over the past 5 years is an effort to erode the power of the legislative branch."

News of the possible lawsuit against the President is not sitting well with Democratic leaders.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, "He hasn't come anywhere near what Republican presidents have done on executive orders, but he will act within his discretion."

With Congress about to go into recess, it's expected the lawsuit will not be filed until next month.

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