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Boehner Calls Bergdahl Swap 'Potentially Serious Lapse in Judgment' (Updated)

Boehner says GAO ruling confirms Obama overstepped his authority in  approving Bergdahl prisoner swap. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 3:15 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday that the news the Obama administration ignored the power of the purse in a national security matter should be no surprise.  

The Ohio Republican was responding to a Government Accountability Office finding, issued a day earlier, that the Obama administration acted outside federal law in the swap of five Taliban members for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  

Deflecting Cantor Chatter, Boehner Blasts Obama on Iraq, Bergdahl, Immigration (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner refused to analyze Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat on Tuesday — instead blasting President Barack Obama for "making deals with terrorists" and "taking a nap" on Iraq.  

"I'll let the political pundits describe and figure out what happened in that election," the Ohio Republican told reporters at his weekly press conference Thursday morning. "Every election is different."  

House Republicans Stress Concerns Over Bergdahl, Prisoner Swap

Bachmann and others still skeptical after briefing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Republicans made one thing clear Monday evening: They would not soon abandon calls for congressional oversight into the Obama administration's decision to swap five Guantánamo Bay Taliban prisoners for U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl.  

Emerging from their first briefing from White House officials on the details of Army Sgt. Bergdahl's May 31 release from Taliban custody, GOP lawmakers' tempers were running high.