Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerObamaCare gets new lease on life Ryan picks party over country by pushing healthcare bill The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ohio) accused President Obama of acting like a "king" and an "emperor" by signing an executive order that would shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.
"Instead of working together to fix our broken immigration, the president says he's acting on his own. That's just not how our democracy works," Boehner said in a 28-second video message posted on YouTube Thursday, hours before Obama's address.
Obama is expected to outline his immigration plans in a prime-time address Thursday night. Boehner, who has vowed to fight "tooth and nail" to stop the president's unilateral action to change immigration policies, will give a longer rebuttal at a news conference at the Capitol on Friday morning.
The Democratic National Committee is rebutting Boehner's response in a video post.