CBC says Resolution by House Republicans to Sue President Obama “…Is an Insult to Our Political Process…”

CBC Chair Fudge’s Statement on Republicans’ Resolution to Sue the President

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement on the House Republican’s draft resolution to sue the President Barack Obama over alleged abuses of executive authority:

“Once again the House Republican Leadership has shown its complete disregard for the democratic process and for the American people. While Speaker Boehner could focus on passing legislation that would address any of the many challenges facing our nation – economic recovery, education, immigration reform or voting rights –he has chosen to bring a frivolous lawsuit against the President of the United States.

“Instead of doing the work that will help this nation progress, Republican Leadership has decided to throw taxpayer dollars down the drain with another meaningless stunt that will benefit no one – not even their own party.

“This resolution is an insult to our political process and is merely a distraction from the real problems occurring within the Republican Party. It is an effort to deflect attention away from the fact that under their leadership, this has been the least productive Congress in this history of this country.

“Through consistent obstruction, dysfunction and a steadfast unwillingness to serve the American people, Republican Leadership has once again abused their power as they continue to demean and disgrace this House.”