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Obama dismisses Republican lawsuit as 'stunt'

Published on Jun 27, 2014 11:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama, in an interview broadcast on Friday, dismissed as a "stunt" a Republican threat to sue him and refused to apologise for using executive orders that infuriate his critics in Congress.

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced on Wednesday he would file suit against Mr Obama because "the president has not faithfully executed the laws" of the nation.

But Mr Obama took issue with Mr Boehner's announcement, saying the top Republican in Congress declined to specify where the commander-in-chief had failed in that regard.

"You notice that he didn't specifically say what exactly he was objecting to," Mr Obama told ABC News during a visit to Minnesota on Thursday.

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