A House of Representatives resolution is being sponsored that could lead to President Barack Obama being tried in court for not faithfully executing laws. The resolution is being backed by 30 Republican congressman and led by South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice. Rep. Rice is demanding civil action be taken against Obama, which could potentially lead to impeachment if the case goes to trial and he is convicted.
“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 Rice 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.
Some states have grown frustrated not with Obama overstepping his bounds, but rather his lack of involvement on critical issues. Texas Lt. Gov David Dewhurst confirmed that state officials shut down the Rio Grande section of the U.S./Mexican border during a three-week effort, which was created over frustration at ongoing illegal immigration, human trafficking and drug smuggling in the area. The state had asked the federal government to increase their border security efforts in the area for years, but White House officials reportedly refused to provide additional resources or manpower.