President Obama’s announcement on Thursday night that he would sign an executive order shielding up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation predictably has outraged Republicans, but the question about how they’ll fight his action is still being decided.
On Friday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner announced that he was following through on a threat to sue the President – but on the Affordable Care Act, not immigration.
The Miami Herald’s Mark Caputo has a fascinating story about how many of the Republican Governors who are looking at a run for president in 2016 dealt with Obama’s executive order when asked about it at the Republican Governors Association meeting last week in Boca Raton. Many of them seemed disgusted that they had to comment on it at all. “We are actually talking about issues that people care about in our states,” the story quotes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as saying, “instead of obsessing about the things you’re talking about right now, which aren’t even on the top 10 list of most Americans.”