In the wake of announced executive action, more elected representatives have come forward to warn of an unprecedented power grab by the president.
Appearing on Fox News Friday, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) said Obama has “gone rogue” and that the only way to stop the subversion of the Constitutional process is to pursue legal action.
“I would prefer not to hire an attorney. Nobody wants to do this, but what do you do when you have a chief executive who has gone rogue?” Schock said, referring to the change in federal law regarding employer mandates as part of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Republicans announced the initiation of a lawsuit Friday, with House speaker John Boehner saying “Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and rewrite federal law on his own without a vote of Congress.”
“There is a lot of the things that the Democrats when they passed it, they gave great leniency to the president and the administration to change the rules, and come up with the rules and have the latitude to change them…,” Congressman Schock added Friday, explaining that the aim of the lawsuit is to show that Congress has “standing,” rather than trying to repeal Obamacare.
Schock also indicated that the action on Obamacare will likely be followed by similar action regarding the amnesty executive order, announced Friday.
“It will play into what we do on immigration with what he has just done illegally with an executive order, pushing on him trying to do legislation,” he said.
Republican Senator David Vitter echoed those sentiments Friday, saying that the executive order “is illegitimate, unconstitutional, and flat out horrible policy.” In an appearance on CNN, Vitter further noted that Obama’s immigration policies make it “exceedingly difficult” for people to legally go through the immigration system.
Vitter added that there are “virtually unguarded borders in some areas” which is “encouraging implicitly illegal immigration.”
The Senator added that it is “absolutely crazy” that non citizens can currently be represented by Congress.
“This is the only country where just because an individual is born here physically, he or she is a citizen. That’s an outlier rule. No other industrialized country has that rule,” he said Saturday. “I don’t know why we have that rule.”
The White House has responded to the GOP lawsuit by calling it “unfortunate”.
“At a time where I think the American people want Washington focused on jobs and the economy, the House Republicans choose to sue us, sue the president for doing his job,” spokesman Eric Schultz said.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.