Statements from Arizona’s D.C. delegation
The President of the United States, a onetime senior lecturer who later claimed to be a “constitutional law professor,” has shown his ineptness regarding the subject.
By unilaterally implementing his brazen amnesty scheme via executive order —- bypassing congress —- he has rejected the voice of America’s voters. Barack Obama has exceeded his authority for what he undoubtedly views as pure political gain.
This is Obama speaking more rationally to a live Univision audience in March 2011:
“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case,” Obama said at the time.
“We’ve got three branches of government,” he instructs. “Congress passes the law, the executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws and then the judiciary has to interpret the laws,” he says.
“For me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.”
When Obama was first sworn into office he had large Democrat majorities in both the Senate and the House. They were so large he could have designed and passed a bill exclusively through the Democrats. Instead he pushed healthcare reform and gun control bills. Now after a major 2014 midterm election loss repudiating his policies, and putting both the Senate and House in GOP control, an angry Obama has bypassed congress altogether. This comes despite the fact that he has repeatedly acknowledged he does not have the authority to take such action.
Obama’s sagging polling numbers speak volumes. He will have no legacy as he leaves office in two years. Still, the question remains, are his actions legal?
These are the responses to Obama’s executive order under “press releases” from Arizona’s Republican members of congress. Rep. Trent Franks has a page titled “In the News.” His most recent newsworthy issue does not address this massive overstep of presidential authority.
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Longtime amnesty leader, John McCain attempts to feign outrage:
McCain’s amnesty doppelganger Sen. Jeff Flake issued this two sentence equivocation: