…and laying out the strategies (and logistics) to come – or so one might hope:
Sessions: Obama Move on Illegals Would ‘Alter Constitutional Framework’
At – perhaps – some risk of being accused of “dramatic overstatement”, the good Senator lays out a fairly-clear explanation of what’s likely Our Fearful Leader’s next “stroke of the pen, Law of the Land” assault on These (perhaps-temporarily-)United States…and just how seriously damaging said assault will be, if and when it comes…and some useful ways in which it can be opposed successfully.
Congress must act immediately to stop President Barack Obama’s proposed use of executive power to help millions of illegal immigrants, Sen. Jeff Sessions says.
Sessions, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, fears that without congressional action, the laws set down by the Founding Fathers will be altered forever.
“It would be if Congress doesn’t utilize every power it has, particularly the power of the purse, to stop it. Then it would be an incredible assertion of executive power vis-à-vis Congress,” the Alabama Republican said Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
I’m not altogether certain that, even on a de facto basis, any Executive Order – even one emanating from Big-Time Barky – could “alter forever” the U.S. Constitution…although I definitely agree that, if such an Order was issued that asserted what it’s being said this next one from The Obamanation will, it would, indeed, be “…an incredible assertion of executive power vis-à-vis Congress…” – and that such a measure should definitely be opposed by whatever effective means possible.
Sessions’ warning came as White House officials revealed that the commander in chief is planning for a large-scale expansion of rights for illegal immigrants, including rights to apply for jobs.
Obama’s plan would be enacted by executive order.
“These workers would be given a work authorization and be able to take any job in America…”
…He said the president’s proposed executive order, which could grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, would be “one of the most dramatic overreaches of executive power certainly, since I’ve been in Congress — and maybe in the last 100 years”
Regardless of the rhetorical flourishes – if that sort of Order gets issued, this would definitely call for Congressional opposition – and it’s (I think) a definite plus that the Senator does not see the impeachment route as the way to go in opposing such an Order and its author:
While some Republican lawmakers have called for the president’s impeachment, Sessions veers away from that route.
“What Congress needs to do is not be focused on that. Congress has a power. Congress needs to put in any legislation that passes and no legislation should pass without this language … no money of the United States can be expended to execute any such amnesty or work authorization. Period.” (emphasis added)
There you go, Congressvarmints – dig in and get ready.
Objective: Cut ’em off at the purse…