Skip to comments.Bachmann says House preparing to sue Obama for overreach: ‘He’s not a king’
Posted on 01/29/2014 5:19:54 PM PST by Nachum
WASHINGTON Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says House conservatives are preparing to sue President Barack Obama for executive overreach in response to his threats of unilateral action on a host of issues.
Hes the president of the United States hes not a king, the Republican lawmaker told reporters after Obamas State of the Union address. He may think hes a king, he may declare himself king, but thats not what he is under our Constitution.
Bachmann said an effort is underway in Congress to take back their authority under the Constitution as the House of Representatives. She said the plan is to introduce legislation allowing lawmakers to hire an attorney, so we can force the president to act under the Constitution.
Well sue the president of the United States and force him to no longer act unilaterally, she said.
In his address at the Capitol Tuesday night, Obama said he plans to take unilateral action on the minimum wage for federal workers. He suggested he might go solo on guns, for example.
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Bammy is not a king, he’s a marxist, islamic Dicktater.
Well ... not yet ...
“Let it begin here.”
Talk is cheap. Do it.
So Harry Reid is actually going to allow this legislation to pass in the Senate and then Obama will sign it into law?
He has sovereign immunity.
He must be impeached.
Open Hearings on the Articles of Impeachment and quit dicking around.
As much as I like Bachman it would seem she is as much a twit as the rest of her collegues. IMPEACH! That’s what the House is supposed to do.
You’re an optimist! Thinking being under oath would have the slightest affect on whether he told the truth.
Sue? I thought according to the constitution the only thing you can do to the President is to impeach him.
Shame you actually have to sue a fraud azzhole because he is pretending to be King and nobody has the guts to call him out unless they go to a court where the fraud azzhole has the judges all in his favor.
Since when does the Legislative branch have to take the Executive to court?
They aren’t powerless. They have impeachment (abuse of power qualifies, its the real reason Clinton was impeached), Congressional nullification of Federal Regulations, nullification of EO’s through constraining laws, withholding expenditures, and other measures too abstract to mention.
It’s beneath them to go to the courts. In the United States the Congress is first among equals, and who said they were equals anyway? The courts are constrained by Congress.
They need to start multi-pronged legislative initiatives on this guy and his co-conspirators and ramp it up until either he stops or they impeach him, and who cares about the ensuing riots. That will simply be the icing on the cake: don’t ever put an unqualified thug on the throne just because of his skin color.
They’ve got to force the media to talk about it and try to defend the lawlessness.
In attacking her, they will have to at least mention why she is doing what she is doing.
That is what I am COUNTING on. Lying under oath is exactly how the impeachment hearings got started for Clinton.
Yea yea yea We have been hearing for a year, just last week they were going to get rid of Johnny Boy - didn’t do that either.
Writ of quo warranto?
Pelosi threat to sue Bush over Iraq bill
Source: The Hill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill.
Pelosi recently told a group of liberal bloggers, We can take the president to court if he issues a signing statement, according to Kid Oakland, a blogger who covered Pelosis remarks for the liberal website dailykos.com.
A lawsuit could be seen as part of the Democrats larger political strategy to pressure through a series of votes on funding the war congressional Republicans to break with Bush over Iraq.
Lawmakers have tried to sue presidents in the past for taking what they consider to be illegal military action, but courts have rejected such suits.
Read more: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/pelosi-threat-to-su...
So they sue.
What can the courts do? Sanctions?
Yeah, that’ll scare the WH.
Right. Look at how that has hindered Sens. Graham and McCain.
Clinton avoided impeachment in the Senate for the lack of a Republican Majority. If the GOP can take the senate and house, and O’Fraudo lies under oath with proof- he’s dead meat.
Yet another example of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government eagerly punting their authority to the lifetime appointees in the Judicial Branch.
And they wonder why the public doesn’t respect them.
I'm not sure so don't quote me but I thought the House impeaches and the Senate removes from office.
Like, I think, Clinton was impeached but not removed from office.
Punting? This action was taken by a few (underline few) representatives in the House. The House has repeatedly been beaten over the head with presidential vetoes and Senate refusals with their DemocRAT majority.
It is an excellent example of why 'elections have consequences'.
I asked myself the same question? What is wrong with this picture?
IIRC, it takes 67 Senate votes after the Senate trial to remove a sitting president, after the House impeaches.
I have posted before: If Obama gets impeached and subsequently removed, it will be the Dems leading the charge. And they are far from that currently.
IMPEACH THE DAMN BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!
He violated his oath of office and is preparing to rule like a king!!! Two more years of this SOB in office and we will all be in prison for merely CRITICIZING him!!!!!
I think I’m going to be sick.
She ought to join forces with Rep Steve Stockman (TX). He walked out of the SOTU and is thinking about filing Impeachment articles.
OK...maybe I'm not following the logic here...
The DOJ who would defend such a lawsuit is under the purview of the executive branch...and this would be heard in a federal court...eventually moving to the SCOTUS which is loath to get involved in federal separation disputes...
Eric Holder would probably ignore this legal action or SLOW walk this like a snail in a snow blizzard...
I mean if you are going to challenge Obama lawlessness, why not actually move to REMOVE him...rather than threaten him with a lawsuit he will ignore...
Are you kidding me?!?!?!?
Lying is second nature to politicians....they think it's okay. It's JUST politics! They justify it....
What difference does it make?
Sue him for what...and with what end? Bachman needs to quit Obama and focus on our guys who can attain elections ahead...
I do hope he does more than think about it (and I have not been on the impeachment bandwagon, yet)
Harry may open a big can of worms as once the real folks see some positive action-there will be a call to action against Harry.
I think I know the answer, but I'm curious what take other FReepers may have.
They arent powerless. They have impeachment (abuse of power qualifies, its the real reason Clinton was impeached), Congressional nullification of Federal Regulations, nullification of EOs through constraining laws, withholding expenditures, and other measures too abstract to mention.
Its beneath them to go to the courts. In the United States the Congress is first among equals, and who said they were equals anyway? The courts are constrained by Congress.
They need to start multi-pronged legislative initiatives on this guy and his co-conspirators and ramp it up until either he stops or they impeach him, and who cares about the ensuing riots. That will simply be the icing on the cake: dont ever put an unqualified thug on the throne just because of his skin color.’
Well reasoned and said, Regulator
The proper remedy is to develop evidence via existing committees and then form a committee to impeach Mr. Obama. Irrespective of the nominal power of the Democrats, Mr. Obama has made a lot of Democrats very concerned, enough that a Republican majority in the House could get the ball rolling.
But the GOPe Mainstream Leadership in the House is corrupt and coerced and blackmailed into occasional Kabuki type rants with no action.
> Bammy is not a king, hes a marxist, islamic Dicktater.
His preferred snack of choice...
You remove Harry and the house of cards falls
ATTENTION SPEAKER BOEHNER:
Impeachment File for the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
Barry: I Love you man.
Is this woman really this dumb? Impeachment is such. So get to it. Start it out and lets hear the facts congress!
The house impeaches, and then it goes to the senate to CONVICT. If convicted, he then is removed from office.
In a short sort of way, the impeachment is the charges brought and if found valid, it then goes to the senate for the conviction and removal.
Funny thing he conviction in the senate. the senators HAVE to be there, Have to sit silent and listen to the charges..they are the jury, with the chief justice presiding.
Dicktaster. Fixed your typo.
But sovereign immunity does not cover writs of mandamus — indeed only officials of the executive can be served writs of mandamus.
Why not bring full and open charges, vote and then impeach him as the Constitution directs? Then argue charges and force him to testify on his own behalf at his Senate trial.
This is crazy. If you sue him it will take years, if ever, to get anywhere. His high crimes and misdemeanors are ongoing. This is tantamount to letting him get away with it.
He'll have you (and us) standing against the wall with a blindfold and firing squad before you ever make any progress stopping him.
LOL, peeps have corrected my typos before.
Because it would never get out of committee. Also, it would fail immediately in the Senate. It is a battle to gain some public traction. And nothing says 'traction' better than a president lying under oath.
Post #16 I couldn’t have said it any better.