Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama Gives DCCC Cash Boost

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Friday, 27 Jun 2014 07:56 AM

By Melanie Batley

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Congressional Democrats are cashing in on House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that the GOP plans to sue President Barack Obama for misusing executive authority and failing to carry out the laws of Congress.

According to Politico, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had its best fundraising day of the year on Wednesday, hauling in $584,000, or $100,000 more than its previous one-day record in February when House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announced he would release a 2015 budget plan.

"The only jobs that John Boehner and House Republicans have created are for partisan lawyers to sue the president and our grassroots supporters are already holding them accountable," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel told Politico.

"The hypocrisy here is stunning: President Bush issued many more executive orders than President Obama and Boehner didn't make a peep. This is just another stunt from the most unpopular Republican Congress in history."

Most of the 27,000 donations were less than $200 and came from 27,000 people online. The DCCC said that 7,885 of the donations were from first-time donors, Politico reported.

The GOP insists that Obama has been overstepping his power through his misuse of executive orders and side-stepping Congress on immigration and other policies related to healthcare, energy, foreign policy and education.

The National Republican Congressional Committee characterized Democrats as "out of touch."

"If Democrats think the president's blatant disregard for the Constitution is a reason to celebrate, they're even more out of touch than we thought," Andrea Bozek, a spokeswoman for the committee, told Politico.

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