Charles Krauthammer had strong words for Obama on the Kelly Files last night. He said amnesty by executive order is an “impeachable offense” and a “flagrant assault on the Constitution.” He pointed out that Congress has previously turned a blind eye to the President’s previous power grabs which did not follow the intent of checks and balances laid out in the Constitution. But, he also states that he doesn’t believe Congress should impeach the President, in part because it is so late into his Presidency.
“Look, I believe it is an impeachable offense…If the circumstances were different, if we were at the beginning of a presidency, if we hadn’t had years when the Congress has been supine and unresponsive at other grabs of their authority by the executive-like Obama unilaterally changing Obamacare after it was passed about 30 times with no response from the Congress–the same as Obama essentially re-writing some of the drug laws…
This idea of prosecutorial discretion is really a travesty. It is intended for extreme cases. For a case where you want to show mercy for an individual or two where it’s unusual incident, unusual circumstances and you say, okay, we’re going to give this person a pass. It was never intended to abolish a whole class of people subject to a law and to essentially abolish whole sections of a law. And that’s exactly what’s happening here.”
The American electorate was very clear last week when Republicans dominated at the ballot box. With Republicans now controlling the Senate and holding even more seats in Congress, they are now loudly challenging the President on yet another possible Executive Order. Speaker Boehner said Congress will not stand for President Obama acting unilaterally on immigration.
“I’ll just say this. We are going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path. This is the wrong way to govern. This is exactly what the American people said on Election Day they didn’t want this…All options are on the table.”
Do you believe Republicans will prevent an executive order on Amnesty?
H/T: The Weekly Standard