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Boehner Vows to Fight Obama ‘Tooth and Nail’ on Amnesty

House majority leader John Boehner struck his most aggressive tone yet against President Obama’s promised executive amnesty for illegal immigrants, vowing to fight the White House “tooth and nail” and threatening to throw a wrench in the president’s plans for the next two years. 

“I’ll just say this,” the Ohio Republicans said during a Thursday press conference. “We are going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path. This is the wrong way to govern. This is exactly what the American people said on Election Day they didn’t want!”

Boehner couldn’t say how congressional Republicans will fight the expected executive actions, but promised that “all actions are on the table. . . . Our goal here is to stop the president from violating his own oath of office and violating the Constitution,” he said. 

“Every administration needs this, and needs that, and needs all kinds of things,” the majority leader threatened. “And you know, if he wants to go off on his own there are things he’s just not gonna get.”

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