House Republicans made fools of themselves Thursday when they couldn't pass their own border bill and then demanded President Obama go it alone. The twisted irony here is that just moments before this fiasco, Republicans had voted to sue Obama for doing exactly that.
The week the House GOP sued the president over his issue of executive actions, they are now encouraging on a statement to act by himself regarding the border. You really can't make that up
Fox News' Charles Krauthammer wasn't amused either, by first denouncing conservatives for failing to pass the bill and secondly, by calling them out for their ridiculous actions on the lawsuit.
KRAUTHAMMER: The disarray among Republicans makes you pine for the days of earmarks and the rack. That would be one or the other way to get these guys lined up. It is, to me, incomprehensible that Republicans aren't getting together on this -- so-called conservatives opposing the bill. It's very simple. There are two things Americans agree on. You want to help the helpless kids, the ones who are already here in some way, and the appropriation of this bill is not at all extravagant. And the other thing is you want to stop the influx. We all know how that's done, even the president agreed to it originally until he caved in to his left wing and came out against it. That is, you change the '08 law in a very simple way -- two lines. You simply say anybody who enters illegally through the Mexican border will be treated under the law the way Canadians and Mexicans are today. End of story. You do that and you've shown good faith. I agree with Ron, there's not a chance in hell that the Senate will come back or the president will sign it, but at least the Republicans will have shown that they can do something.
It is ridiculous to sue the president on a Wednesday because he oversteps the law, as he has done a dozen times illegally and unconstitutionally, and then on a Thursday say that he should overstep the law, contradict the law that passed in 2008 and deal with this himself.
Republicans have been a train wreck ever since they decided to turn their party over to the Ted Cruz' of the world and Thursday was just another example of it.