Skip to comments.Republicans: Obama violating Constitution, but little can be done about it
Posted on 02/16/2014 10:39:27 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
Washington Republicans on Sunday restated their argument that President Obama has violated the Constitution by using executive orders to alter the Affordable Care Act, but acknowledged they likely have no recourse or ability to stop another incident.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told Fox News Sunday that congressional Republicans think the president abused the governments separation of powers by using the executive orders to sidestep Congress and delay the laws employer mandate.
However, he said critics would have a tough time winning in court because Congress lacks the so-called legal standing to present the case and they would have a tough time finding somebody hurt enough by the delays to be a good plaintiff.
The president knows this is wrong, said Lee, among the most outspoken ObamaCare critics. What gives him the ability to rewrite the law?
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It’s really quite simple: Impeach, indict, arrest, convict, sentence.
It’s going to go both ways if we ever get into the white house again
Impeach and remove (if you have the votes). The rest of your list is a pipedream.
The House gave away what power it had and now the GOPe is in the comfortable position of complaining and saying they don’t have the Senate so send money.
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There is no law in this country anymore. Law enforcement, the “courts”, “judges”, the DOJ are all totally worthless. Just a bunch of slugs drawing paychecks and harassing law abiding Americans. IMHO.
Only the voters can fix this problem. We is doomed.
One thing we can do is strengthen the laws once we get in power
The problem is, in the event Republican elites ever manage to win the presidency again, they can’t wait to do all the s**t Obama has been getting away with.
So the Executive usurps powers reserved to the Legislature and the Legislature doesn't think they have standing to go to court?
So let me get this straight, Mr. Lee, The president can make Law for which we the People have no say or representation? That about it? We do need to be clear on this.
These guys apparently need some sheesh to go with that whine.
Grow up and be men. Do your jobs and live up to your responsibilities.
"Hurt enough?" Are you kidding?
Who determines what's "enough?"
Throw lawyers and accountants at them, clog up the courts with lawsuits up the whazoo and take a shot. How about cancer patient or dialysis patients or MS patients who've been already documented as suffering?
And Lee is supposed to be one of the "fighters" for our side?
Is there anyone left in Congress who has even a scinitilla of balls?
” Congress lacks the so-called legal standing to present the case and they would have a tough time finding somebody hurt enough by the delays to be a good plaintiff.”
Standing! Why doesn’t Congress itself have “legal standing” if the separation of powers is being violated?