The movement to hold Barack Obama accountable for his illegal actions and possibly even impeach him continues to grow steam. Senator Rand Paul has introduced the “Constitutional Check and Balance Act,” which is a specific response to the president’s rewriting of Obamacare laws. The new act is the latest of proposed measures and lawsuit threats towards the Obama administration which demand they hold themselves accountable for following the law.
“The Obama administration is trying to rewrite Obamacare by executive fiat and that act is a violation of the separation of powers in the United States Constitution,” wrote Paul in a press release. “This and other attempts by the Obama administration to rewrite the law can be stopped if this bill becomes law.”
The bill is also being supported by Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Texas. “As most Americans learned in eighth grade civics, the Constitution requires that the Executive Branch enforces laws passed by the Legislative Branch,” said Por. “Unfortunately, this Administration treats the law as a mere suggestion, picking and choosing which ones to enforce. This legislation provides a pathway for Members of Congress to go after the Administration in federal court when it fails to enforce laws passed by the legislative branch. It utilizes the principle of checks and balances when the Executive has abused its power. It is time for Congress to reign in the President.”
Last month, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly addressed the elephant in the room by asking why Obama hadn’t been impeached yet. Speaking on her show The Kelly File, she told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, “when you have a president who, in your view or the view of some, is out of control in terms of overreach, you as the lawmaker really have two meaningful options. And the main one that has been used historically is [to] try to impeach him. I mean, is that ever considered?”