Skip to comments.Senator queries Obama on Iran sanctions
Posted on 01/03/2012 8:20:26 PM PST by SmithL
WASHINGTON - A Republican senator on Tuesday questioned President Barack Obama's commitment to new sanctions on Iran's central bank, noting the president had claimed the right to sidestep some of the requirements when he signed them into law last week.
In a statement issued as he signed a defense bill into law on Saturday, Obama said several provisions including the sanctions that target Iran's central bank "would interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations."
The president, a Democrat, said in his statement that if any application of these provisions conflicted with his constitutional authorities, "I will treat the provisions as non-binding."
Senator Mark Kirk, one of the authors of the new sanctions on Iran, said on Tuesday that Obama was challenging the entire US Senate if he did not implement the new sanctions, because senators approved them unanimously before they were appended to the defense bill.
"With the Senate voting 100-0 to cripple the Central Bank of Iran, the president's signing statement hinting he will ignore parts of this law risks overwhelming opposition in the Congress,"
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Dear leader is ignoring the Constitution and thumbing his nose at the Checks and Balances against his Imperial Power.....What else is new? He’s been doing this since day one! Too bad spineless Republicans in DC won’t stand up to him
Go get ‘em Mark!
Obama makes his own rules.
No one has the guts to stop him.
The answer is simple, if the law or ruling does not suit mac daddy he will just ignore it.
What a tough life for mac daddy being surrounded by people that are not perfect like him.