Theodore's World: Rep.Trey Gowdy: Obama’s Disregard of Law ‘Has Reached an Unprecedented Level’

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December 16, 2013

Rep.Trey Gowdy: Obama’s Disregard of Law ‘Has Reached an Unprecedented Level’

Trey Gowdy : Obama’s Disregard of Law ‘Has Reached an Unprecedented Level’

Obama administration pushed back the deadline for consumers to make their first payment for coverage under the healthcare law. This was just the latest lawless suspension of one of the Obamacare regulations.

On Sunday Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told FOX News the Obama administration’s flouting of the law had reached an “unprecedented level.”

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that the Obama administration’s deliberate flouting of congressional law “has reached an unprecedented level,” claiming the time is now ripe for Congress to take the White House to court over executive overreach.

Gowdy spoke with Fox News’ Shannon Bream about a House resolution authorizing a congressional lawsuit against the executive branch. Although individual lawmakers do not have standing to challenge the president, the provision would allow the institution of Congress itself to sue the Obama administration for ignoring laws passed by the legislative body.

“The case law that says members don’t have standing also allows for the institution itself — under a theory of vote nullification, that if the executive is just nullifying the votes of a co-equal branch of government — that we may have standing,” Gowdy said. “So an individual member — the case you referenced was Dennis Kucinich challenging the actions in Libya — he does not have standing. But the institution of Congress as a whole, if it relates to recess appointments or the Affordable Care Act or immigration, courts have signaled that they may say the institution itself has standing, and that’s what [South Carolina Republican Rep. Tom Rice] is trying to do with his resolution.”

Wild Thing's comment.............

I like Gowdy he is a good man.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 16, 2013 12:50 AM


Obama will continue to thumb his nose at the laws of this nation as long as Democrats control the Senate and Republicans control the House. Neither one of them will do anything to stop him.

Posted by: bobf at December 16, 2013 07:16 AM

I sure like Gowdy. He reminds of a drill sgt. All business. Almost like a robot. But his questioning during congressional hearings can be animated when he thinks something is not right. He is a very good prosecutor.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at December 16, 2013 10:59 AM