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Republicans Vote To Sue President Obama

House authorizes lawsuit over the employer mandate.

Posted on July 30, 2014, at 7:12 p.m. ET

Joshua Roberts / Reuters

House Republicans voted Wednesday evening to move forward with their lawsuit against President Obama.

The resolution, which passed 225-201, authorizes a lawsuit against the president over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats voted unanimously against the measure. Five Republicans voted no: Reps. Thomas Massie, Walter Jones Jr., Paul Broun, Steve Stockman, and Scott Garrett.

Some #GOP voting against this lawsuit because they want a full on impeachment vote of Obama.

Luke Russert@LukeRussert

Some #GOP voting against this lawsuit because they want a full on impeachment vote of Obama.

6:14 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The idea of impeaching Obama, rather than suing him, has been floated by a few Republicans, and ruled out by Boehner and Rep. Paul Ryan.

The White House has slammed the lawsuit in recent weeks, including comments from the president today:

"They’re mad because I’m doing my job," Pres Obama said today of the GOP push to sue him.

Mark Knoller@markknoller

"They’re mad because I’m doing my job," Pres Obama said today of the GOP push to sue him.

6:35 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pres Obama today dismissed the push to sue him as a "political stunt" at taxpayer expense.

Mark Knoller@markknoller

Pres Obama today dismissed the push to sue him as a "political stunt" at taxpayer expense.

6:36 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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