Boehner: Congress Will Not Cancel Obama's SOTU Address

Posted: Dec 04, 2014 3:56 PM

In the wake of President Obama’s executive amnesty, some on the Right have quite fervently put forth the suggestion that House Republicans should cancel the State of the Union address as some sort of response, or slap on the wrist, if you will. And it’s an idea that’s gained steam among members of Congress and pundits, alike. But the move would most likely be seen as petty, and one the liberal media would eat up. In the end, it would also accomplish nothing in terms of changing the president’s immigration actions.

It’s a good thing, then, that House Speaker John Boehner has rebuffed those pleas.

"The more the president talks about his ideas, the more unpopular he becomes," Boehner said on Thursday. "Why would I want to deprive him of that opportunity?"