Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) used President Obama’s own words as a U.S. senator to excoriate him for threatening to veto the ENFORCE the Law Act, which would provide a streamlined system for a house of Congress to the sue the Executive Branch for failing to enforce laws passed by Congress.
“How does going from being a senator to a president rewrite the Constitution?” Gowdy asked.
Telling House members that he was going to give them a “pop quiz,” Gowdy added, “That may seem unfair to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, but I’m going to give them a hint: the answer to every one of the questions is the same. I’m going to read a quote, and then you tell me who said it.”
‘These last few years, we’ve seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power.’
“Any guess on who said that, Mr. Speaker? It was Senator Barack Obama,” Gowdy said during an impassioned speech on the House floor.
“Here’s another one: ‘No law can give Congress a backbone if it refuses to stand up as a co-equal branch the Constitution made it.’
“Senator Barack Obama.”
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