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Charles Krauthammer Slams Republicans For 'Ridiculous,' 'Incomprehensible' Handling Of Border Crisis

08/01/2014 09:27 am ET | Updated Aug 01, 2014

Charles Krauthammer came down hard on the Republican reaction to the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday during Fox News' "Special Report."

On Wednesday, House Republicans passed a resolution that would allow House Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama for overstepping his authority, specifically with regard to the Affordable Care Act. One day later, House Republicans issued a statement on immigration, claiming that "there are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries."

A frustrated Krauthammer called this kind of flip flop "ridiculous" and "incomprehensible."

"It is, to me, incomprehensible that Republicans aren't getting together on this," he said. "It is ridiculous to sue the president on a Wednesday because he oversteps the law, as he has done a dozen times illegally and unconstitutionally, and then on a Thursday say that he should overstep the law, contradict the law that passed in 2008 and deal with this himself."

Watch the video for the full clip from Fox News.

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