(CNN) — House Republicans aren’t holding back on their criticism of President Obama as they prepare to sue him.
The planned lawsuit centers on the Obamacare employer mandate delay.
House Republicans take mocking the president to a whole new level with a tweet that shows a photo of Obama with a woman that says “hey girl, I’m not interested in photo ops.”
It is intended to point out the president’s hypocrisy when he said this about not visiting illegal children detained in the U.S.
“I’m not interested in photo ops. I’m interested in solving a problem.”
House Republicans may be simply having fun with the “hey girl” internet meme — one even used to make fun of Paul Ryan in 2012 — but the congressman in charge of electing House Democrats wasn’t laughing, saying “no, it’s this tweet that says a thousand words — classless, offensive and paid for by taxpayer money.”
This comes as House Republicans are taking great pains to argue that their big move against the president on another issue this week — suing him — is not political but rather a constitutional struggle.
For months, House Republicans have been working on suing the president for abusing his power, changing laws by executive order without Congress.
They considered everything from the environment to immigration, but decided to sue only on Obamacare, with the president waiving the so-called employer mandate.
But just four months before the midterm elections, Obamacare also happens to be what galvanizes conservative voters more than anything else.
Democrats across the board dismiss the suit as a transparent stunt. They are cashing in on the GOP suit against the president, raising campaign money from their base outraged about it.
And Democrats insist the GOP move will hurt with independent voters in swing districts who are fed up with dysfunction in Washington and may see the lawsuit as part of it.