John Boehner: 'Wheels Coming Off' Under Obama

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Friday, 20 Jun 2014 09:25 AM

By Melanie Batley

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House Speaker John Boehner said " the wheels are coming off" Barack Obama's presidency, The Hill reported.

During his weekly press conference on Thursday, the Ohio Republican blamed the administration for squandering America's achievements in Iraq, the scandal at the Veterans Affairs agency and the Internal Revenue Service, the influx of illegal immigrants and lagging economic growth.

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"When you look, it's not just Iraq," Boehner said. "It's Libya, it's Egypt, it's Syria. The spread of terrorism has increased exponentially under this president's leadership."

Boehner and other members of Congress met with the president at the White House to be briefed on the situation in Iraq. Boehner he said he needed more information before he could make his own judgment about the right course of action.

Boehner also commented on the influx of undocumented children over the southern U.S. border.

"We're seeing a humanitarian disaster, one of the administration's own making," the speaker said. "The administration's actions only serve to encourage more illegal crossings. It's another situation that appears to have caught the administration flat-footed."

Separately, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell weighed in with his own criticisms of the president, accusing him of having "weakened the national security posture of the United States," The Hill reported.

"He's displayed an inflexible commitment to policy positions that would erode America's standing in the world. And he's refused to change course as circumstances have changed."

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