30 congressmen sign resolution to sue Obama for ‘failure to faithfully execute the laws’

Obama-self-satisfiedU.S. Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., is sponsoring a resolution that would compel the House to take President Barack Obama to court over his “failure to faithfully execute the laws,” should it be adopted.

The resolution points to Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which defines the president’s responsibilities, and charges that Obama and his administration have abused executive power and failed to execute the laws of the United States faithfully, according to The Weekly Standard.

“[I]t is therefore necessary and appropriate for Congress to turn to the courts to ensure the faithful execution of the laws as required by the Constitution,” states the resolution.

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“President Obama has adopted a practice of picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce,” Rice wrote in a letter to House members asking them to co-sponsor this resolution, The Weekly Standard reported.

“In most cases, his laws of choice conveniently coincide with his administration’s political agenda,” Rice continued. “Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress and vested this power in the President.  However, President Obama has chosen to ignore some of the laws written by Congress and implemented by preceding Presidents.”

In the letter, Rice highlighted four instances in which Obama may have overstepped his authority:

1.       President Obama recently announced an “administrative fix” in regard to cancelled healthcare plans due to Obamacare.  Of course he plans to provide a “fix” which will substantially alter his signature legislation without involving Congress.

2.       Over the summer, President Obama’s Administration announced a one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate without involving Congress.

3.       Last year, President Obama’s Administration granted temporary status to illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children without involving Congress.

4.       In June 2012, President Obama’s Administrative provided a waiver initiative for the welfare work requirement under TANF without involving Congress.

There are currently 29 members of Congress co-sponsoring the resolution, to include three from Florida: Bachmann (MN-06), Bridenstine (OK-01), Chaffetz (UT-03), J. Duncan (SC-03), DeSantis (FL-06), Franks (AZ-08), Gowdy (SC-04), Harris (MD-01), Lamborn (CO-05), LaMalfa (CA-01), Marino (PA-10), McClintock (CA-04), Meadows (NC-11), Nunnelee (MS-01), Pittenger (NC-09), Posey (FL-08), Tom Price (GA-06), Ribble (WI-08), Salmon (AZ-05), Sanford (SC-01), Schweikert (AZ-06), Stewart (UT-02), Stockman (TX-36), Walberg (MI-07), Weber (TX-14), Wenstrup (OH-02), Williams (TX-25), Joe Wilson (SC-02), and Yoho (FL-03).

Read the full text from Rep. Rice here:

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  • Katie

    all of this is pointless while Holder is still AG. get rid of him first (*cough* fast and furious *cough*) THEN go after obama and his cronies

    • Greg

      It is pointless and unless the congressional demographics change to favor repealing or prosecuting the responsible parties/policies nothing will be done.

  • Greg

    I have to agree with Katie on about this, if nothing has been done regarding the following:

    -Murder of Americans in Benghazi

    -Wire tapping of Americans through the NSA.

    -IRS targeting of Americans for political purposes.

    -Full knowledge of Americans loosing their health coverage over Obamacare.

    -Attempted destruction of the 2nd Amendment.

    -Murder of our border agent in Fast and Furious scandal.

    It’s pointless and unless the congressional demographics change to favor repealing or prosecuting the responsible parties, nothing will be done.

    • Chilidawg

      And don’t forget about Boston winning the World Series. That’s all Obama’s fault too.

      • maryland2

        no, according to Oblabo, that was Bush’s fault. Or the Tea Party, or Sarah Palin, or anybody but Oblabo. The finger of blame never points in his direction.

  • David Ewers

    Just another grandstanding of the do nothing house. They make you at one thing with one hand, while jerking you off with the other.

  • RepublicAnne

    I disagree!! It’s a first step in the right direction. Naysayers, please get out of the way… or get in line behind us to support the correction of the course taken by the current Administration.

    • Chilidawg

      it’s a pointless waste of time.

  • maserati123

    THIS IS TOTAL CRAP.WHAT IDIOTS.THE MAN IS BLACK, HE DID NOT MAKE HIMSELF,THIS IS WHAT GOD MADE HIM TO BE.THIS IS TOTAL RACISM, AND YOU IDIOTS SURE SHOW YOUR IGNORANCE BY SUING A MAN BECAUSE HE IS BLACK.ALL OF HIS HATERS HATE HIM FIRST BECAUSE HE IS A BLACK PRESIDENT.THIS CRAP HAS TO STOP,THIS IS 2013 NOT 1913.BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST GOING TO FALL OFF THE FACE OF OF THE EARTH LIKE MOST WHITE RACIST WOULD LIKE,THEY ARE ARE HERE TO STAY UNTIL JESUS COMES,SO STOP THE STUPID CRAPPY RACISTS ACTS.

    • Jon Lang

      You a racist son of bish. Color has nothing to with criminal. Or we can look at statistics, black folks make up 70% of the prison population, is that a racist fact? Or an uncomfortable truth? So in your small mind, we should just let him trample the constitution, are you one of his welfare low information voters looking to live out of my wallet?

    • Chilidawg

      I hear you, but you don’t have to shout.

      Please do not type in all capital letters.

      thanks

    • Dale

      He is half white too

      • Doug

        My sources say it’s the middle half.

    • Keith Belair

      Are you mreally this much of a frikkin moron or is it just a highly refined act? My guess is that it’s an act because if it’s not you are completely off the moronic scale.

    • Wyatt Green

      Maserati, sir you show your ignorance by not acknowledging that every president since 1992 has been sued in court over something they did. How is this racism? Clinton was hauled in to congressional hearings for over stepping and abusing his powers for bombing Bosnia… should I go scream racism because I’m white and he’s white? Get a fucking life pal your the idiot

    • pompisecb@hotmail.com

      You are right, it is 2013 not 1913 that is why the race card won’t work anymore. It is getting really old and has become a joke so don’t use it anymore it just shows how racist you are. I am Latino and will never support Obama he is destroying this country and the time has come to stop this man. I judge a man by his character not the color of his skin. The racist people are mostly black everything is about skin color for them.

  • Chilidawg

    A lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing. This is another pointless waste of time.

    This is a total non-starter. Congress can not sue the president. It’s called the “political question doctrine”

    Individual congressmen can not sue either, they lack the requisite standing.

    It’s just another dog whistle grandstand play.

  • Chilidawg

    Congress, as an entity can not bring forth such a suit as it would political question not adjudicable by the courts.

    As noted in one of the first significant SCOTUS decisions in the history of this country:

    It is scarcely necessary for the Court to disclaim all pretensions to such a jurisdiction. An extravagance so absurd and excessive could not have been entertained for a moment. The province of the Court is solely to decide on the rights of individuals, not to inquire how the Executive or Executive officers perform duties in which they have a discretion. Questions, in their nature political or which are, by the Constitution and laws, submitted to the Executive, can never be made in this court.

    Marbury v. Madison

  • Doug

    Now you’ve got the ball rolling. Obama will be out by Jan. 2017.

    • Chilidawg

      nice. :)

  • S.L. Rachford’s Ire

    Like this will ever happen. NO one in Congress currently has the faith to follow this through. Shame is it not?

    • Chilidawg

      Congress does not have the authority to follow through.

      It’s a shame that some people elected to the legislature have no idea how the Constitution and law works. Is it not?

    • RACH’s Idea

      Congress does have authority through the Department of Justice. The problem is who is the lead of the Department (Holder). DOJ is Constitutional Authority to hold a President to his Oath. That is the reason Congress is using the Article of Law the quoted. Yes I study law.

  • Delbert Davis

    Actually they could add another failure on in the area of him not knowing what is going on in his own administration or this Government. Have you noticed that anytime something happens, Fast and Furious, Bengazi. His excuse is; I didn’t know, sounds like Sgt Shultz from Hogans Heros. I have never in my 60 years known any president not know what what happening in his administration or this Government, it is his job to know, and take responsibility for it. After all the buck is suppose to stop with him, Right!!!!!

    • Chilidawg

      What are you babbling about?

      No one cares about this “Suit.”

      It is going nowhere.

      It is just a dog whistle grandstand play by congressional attention whores.