U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Friday (November 21) that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation. "The president has taken actions that he himself has said are those of a kind or an emperor -- not an American president," he told reporters, adding that "with this action, the president has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms that he claims to seek." Boehner said that House Republicans intend to fight the president's action, but did not detail a preferred course of action. Obama, in a televised speech from the White House on Thursday night, said he intended to sign an order that would ease the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants, setting up a clash with congressional Republicans who opposed the move. Obama is set to sign the immigration order Friday afternoon at a high school in Las Vegas.