“This administration’s blatant disregard for the rule of law has not been limited to just a few instances,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). “The president’s dangerous search for expanded power appears to be endless.”
Approved Wednesday in a party-line vote, the so-called ENFORCE the Law Act would give either the House or Senate standing in court to challenge any administration move to adopt a formal or informal policy not to enforce laws passed by Congress. Its sponsors point to various waivers of requirements in the new healthcare law as examples that would be subject to the new measure.
“Congress doesn’t pass suggestions. We don’t pass ideas. We pass laws,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), its chief sponsor, told reporters. “We have the expectation that those laws will be faithfully executed.”
Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tore into his “friends on the other side of the aisle” in a brilliant smackdown aimed at the clapping seals on the left who applauded at this most recent State of the Union speech and the infamous “I’ve got a pen and a phone” spiel:
Only the GOP stands between us as Americans and an increasing Imperial Presidency. What do they offer?
If that’s ALL they’ve got, we’re so screwed…