Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto and retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) engaged in a war of words on Wednesday over House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to pursue filing a lawsuit over President Barack Obama's executive actions.
Cavuto asked Bachmann "why now" for a lawsuit “if this has been going on for a long time now," adding that he considers it “an enormous waste of effort.”
“Fix whatever’s wrong right now instead of dragging the other side to court … just do something, you know what I’m saying?” Cavuto said.
Bachmann and Cavuto talked over each other while she was trying to explain her view when she said, "criminy, give me a second and I will tell you.”
“I don’t know why John Boehner’s filing this now, I have no idea -– I called for these measures going back to the State of the Union,” Bachmann said not long before bringing up the IRS.
More disruptions ensued, leading Bachmann to say in a high-pitched tone, "Neal, one minute!"
Cavuto accused Bachmann of "conflating issues" and "being silly."
“Where was your rage when Democrats -- when Democrats where going after President [George W.] Bush on the same use of executive orders?" Cavuto said. "Because I think you knew then that was a waste of time then, and I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now … by the way Rome’s burning."
Eventually, Bachmann brought up the idea of defunding the Executive Branch, which she had also mentioned earlier.
Cavuto brushed off the suggestion, saying "Democrats would be in their right mind to laugh you out right now."
Watch the exchange above.
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