Republicans Push New Bill That Would Sue Obama for Being President
Republicans are not happy with Barack Obama and they’ll do anything to try to stop him. Up next, a bill that would essentially allow the Republicans to sue the President for…well, being the President.
The Hill reports that “House Republicans are again taking aim at the Obama administration for its failure to enforce laws passed by Congress.”
“Republicans serving on two key committees have introduced legislation that would allow the House or Senate to authorize a lawsuit against the Obama administration.”
“The ENFORCE the Laws Act is the latest GOP response to complaints that President Obama is willfully ignoring or altering federal law. As examples, Republicans have cited the several delays to ObamaCare provisions, and Obama’s 2011 decision to delay deportation proceedings against illegal immigrants who have not committed a crime.”
Republicans are claiming that Obama is overreaching his Constitutional authority by delaying provisions in the Obamacare act, delaying deportations of illegal immigrants, and planning to circumvent Congressional power through the use of executive order.
Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican who sponsored the bill, told media that “This administration’s disregard for the law has reached an unprecedented level from a constitutional perspective.”
He went on to add “We have pursued certain remedies afforded to Congress to address executive overreach but these efforts have been thwarted. This bill is necessary; it will give Congress the authority to defend this branch of government as the framers and our fellow citizens would expect.”
Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, added “This legislation adds balance to an executive branch that has grown so bloated and convoluted that it now comfortably abuses its power knowing that the complexity of its actions and judicial backlogs will allow it to effectively get away with it. This isn’t how the framers of our Constitution envisioned our system working.”
Of course, that’s Constitutionally inaccurate. The Congress passes laws, the Administration implements them. Just as George Bush used countless signing statements to alter the implementation of numerous laws, Obama has delayed Obamacare mandates. Of course, the Republicans are only unhappy that Obama delayed the mandates because it gives them less fire power to attack the Democrats with.
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