Top Republican Alleges Obama ‘Trampling’ On Authority Of Congress, Backs Lawsuit!

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The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee charged Sunday that President Obama is “trampling upon” the constitutional authority granted to Congress, as he defended Speaker John Boehner’s decision to file a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his authority. 

“This is all about the United States Constitution,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., told “Fox News Sunday.”

Goodlatte rejected Democratic criticism that the lawsuit announced by Boehner amounts to an election-year political stunt. He cited a presidential pattern of “not enforcing laws, or changing laws that have been passed, taking power from the Legislative Branch.”

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This, he said, runs afoul of Article 1 of the Constitution which grants legislative powers to Congress.

“We … have the power to bring causes of action when we believe that the president of the United States is exceeding his authority and is trampling upon Article 1 of the Constitution,” Goodlatte said.  “To me, it makes a whole lot of sense to do this.”

Boehner triggered a firestorm on Capitol Hill earlier this week after announcing he planned to proceed with such a lawsuit, challenging the president’s use of executive actions. Republicans complain that Obama has taken a host of questionable actions on his own, including unilaterally changing provisions of ObamaCare, hiking the minimum wage for federal contractors, and loosening immigration and deportation policies.

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