Congress Overwhelmingly Passed Anti-Terrorist Bill by Ted Cruz, and Obama Signed it – But Says He Won’t Enforce it
In a bill aimed at keeping an Iranian terrorist from serving at the U.N. in New York City, Congress overwhelmingly voted to pass the Ted Cruz sponsored legislation, but Obama says he won’t enforce it, even after signing it.
Here’s Obama quoted in the Washington Examiner:
“Nevertheless, as President [George H.W.] Bush also observed, “curtailing by statute my constitutional discretion to receive or reject ambassadors is neither a permissible nor a practical solution.” I shall therefore continue to treat section 407, as originally enacted and as amended by S. 2195, as advisory in circumstances in which it would interfere with the exercise of this discretion.”
Obama frequently criticized President George W. Bush for such signing statements during his 2008 campaign. “Congress’s job is to pass legislation,” he said, as The Daily Beast recalled. “The president can veto it or he can sign it.”
Isn’t it amazing that when Americans object to the expanding power of the federal government, and especially the powers of the Executive branch, we’re told that the law is the law, but when it’s expedient for Obama, legislation is just “advice.” It’s especially brazen when Obama himself campaigned against the very thing he’s doing now.
And here I thought he’d broken all the promises he made, he keeps finding more ways to show his arrogance and lawlessness.