Michele Bachmann is gearing up for a possible lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The Republican political is threatening to sue Barack Obama over his State of the Union address, in which he declared that he will act unilaterally on a number of issues. Obama raised plenty of eyebrows last Tuesday that he would get nationwide gun control laws put on the books “with or without Congress.” Bachmann said he can expect to be taken to court if this is how he will approach his position.
“If he wants to move forward with this unilateral activity, he better be prepared for the lawsuit that the United States Congress will bring to him,” she said. “He may think he’s king, he may declare he’s a king, but that’s not what he is under the constitution.”
She isn’t the only Republican to demand that swift action be taken against the President. Rep. Steve King has also proposed a resolution that would allow the House to list, one by one, “all of his constitutional violations, or at least the clearest ones. There are very many, I don’t know if we’d ever get to all [of them].”
Unfortunately, it may prove extremely difficult to get Obama to trial. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio has previously sued Obama over his military operations in Libya, but it was dismissed due to lack of standing.
However, the good news is that any unilateral laws which Obama manages to put into play would almost definitely be wiped away when the next President comes along. “If you want to go write in the sand on the beach, that’s great,” said Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma. “But eventually, the tide will come in.”