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Paul Ryan: 'I Will Vote For' John Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama

07/25/2014 11:27 am ET | Updated Jul 25, 2014

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said he would get behind House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama, which will focus on the administration's unilateral changes to the health care law's employer mandate.

“I will vote for it,” Ryan said.

Ryan said concern about "the lawlessness of the administration" is the driving force behind the lawsuit, which he said isn't getting in the way of other House GOP efforts.

"We can walk and chew gum at the same time. We can juggle a lot of bills," Ryan said. "We're working on border security, foreign policy and many things at one time, so it's not as if this displaces action on other items."

On Thursday, Republicans passed a measure authorizing the lawsuit that will likely come up for a full House vote shortly before lawmakers go on vacation in August.

A poll released last week by Public Policy Polling found 51 percent of American voters view the lawsuit as a "political stunt," compared with 41 percent who consider it legitimate.

Watch Ryan's comments above.

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