“His powers grand him the ability to do more than sit there in impotence. As a congressman he has pretty immediate access to fed courts.”
What power exactly do you think one congressman, alone, has over the Federal courts? Sure, he can issue a subpoena, but beyond that, he has no power in and of himself.
He has no power over them. He has immediate access to them to file suits and ask for relief/injunctions et all to stop the illegal maneuvering, ignoring of federal laws etc that the admin regularly takes part in.
Do you not think he should be using every power, perk and ability he has? And every time?