Rep Trey Gowdy: Obama’s Disregard Of Law ‘Has Reached An Unprecedented Level’

December 16, 2013 10:42 amViews: 3193

Our Lawless President Barack Obama


Some in the House of Representatives have had enough of President Obama. While most Republicans have wimped out at a direct confrontation with the President, others such as South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy has not because he is fed up with Obama's disregard of the law that, "has reached an unprecedented level."

Since current efforts have failed and the wimpy Republican lead House hardly has the testosterone to stand up to the President, and the Obama aligned, Democrat led Senate would never take on impeachment proceedings against our lawless Commander in Chief, the next best thing according to Gowdy is to sue the Obama administration in a court of law.

"Over what", cries the mind numbed liberal blogosphere and most political pundits, but Trey Gowdy has an answer for that. A blatant disregard for enforcing immigration laws and congressionally unauthorized changes to the Affordable Care Act to name just two. The President of the United States is not authorized to make changes to any law already on the books as he is doing with Obamacare. If he can just delay parts of Obamacare and change it as he wishes, what is to stop him from changes to other laws?

And let's not forget the Obama administration's utter disregard for requested emails and paperwork relating to the IRS scandal and the Fast and Furious scandals as well. Of course, and then there is Benghazi which we may never get to the bottom of.

Yes, we'd say Barack Obama's lawlessness is unprecedented.

Read more below from The Daily Caller and watch the video or Rep Gowdy after that:

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that the Obama administration’s deliberate flouting of congressional law “has reached an unprecedented level,” claiming the time is now ripe for Congress to take the White House to court over executive overreach.

Gowdy spoke with Fox News’ Shannon Bream about a House resolution authorizing a congressional lawsuit against the executive branch. Although individual lawmakers do not have standing to challenge the president, the provision would allow the institution of Congress itself to sue the Obama administration for ignoring laws passed by the legislative body.

“The case law that says members don’t have standing also allows for the institution itself — under a theory of vote nullification, that if the executive is just nullifying the votes of a co-equal branch of government — that we may have standing,” Gowdy said. “So an individual member — the case you referenced was Dennis Kucinich challenging the actions in Libya — he does not have standing. But the institution of Congress as a whole, if it relates to recess appointments or the Affordable Care Act or immigration, courts have signaled that they may say the institution itself has standing, and that’s what [South Carolina Republican Rep. Tom Rice] is trying to do with his resolution.”

The South Carolina congressman rattled off a litany of executive abuses under President Barack Obama, including a blatant disregard of immigration enforcement laws and numerous, unilaterl Obamacare rule changes and delays. Gowdy says Congress is running out of options to protect their constitutional turf.

“I don’t like running to the court,” he told Bream. “I’d rather use any other remedy other than going to the court. But our other remedies have not worked, and the judicial branch is there for a reason. In certain circumstances Congress ought to be able to assert its standing, and I just think the pervasiveness of his ignoring of Congress has reached a point, we don’t have a choice.”

“If you can turn off certain categories of law,” he concluded, “do you not also have the power to turn off all categories of law? And frankly, Jonathan Turley — who is no Republican I might add, and if you watched the hearing you know he’s not a Republican — he agrees with us. It has reached an unprecedented level. And we gotta do something about it.”

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