More Republican congressman are vowing to step up and take President Barack Obama to trial for not doing this job. The latest politician to take a stand is South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who expressed outrage over the Obama administration’s “unprecedented level” of floating congressional law. He wants to take the White House to court over executive outreach and said a House resolution has already authorized a congressional lawsuit.
Speaking to Fox News, Gowdy explained that Congress could sue the Obama administration for ignoring laws passed by the legislation. “I don’t like running to the court. I’d rather use any other remedy other than going to the court,” he said. 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 [that] we don’t have a choice.”
Thirty Republican congressman have also supported a House of Representatives resolution that could lead to Obama being tried in court for not faithfully executing laws. If the case goes to trial and he is convicted, Obama could potentially be impeached.
“President Obama has adopted a practice of picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce. In most cases, his laws of choice conveniently coincide with his Administration’s political agenda,” said South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice, who is leading the resolution, in a statement. “President Obama has chosen to ignore some of the laws written by Congress and implemented by preceding Presidents. This resolution allows the House of Representatives to bring legal action against the Executive Branch and challenge recent actions, inactions, and policies.”
The resolution lists four specific grievances against Obama that the 30 congressman believe is enough to warrant a trial. Rice objected to the President not involving congress in providing a waiver initiative for the welfare work requirement under TANF, granting temporary status to illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children, announcing a one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate and announcing an “administrative fix” in regard to cancelled healthcare plans because of Obamacare.