Rep. Bachmann: The House is Preparing to Sue Obama

February 3, 2014

Shortly after President Obama’s draconian State of the Union address, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced the House has plans to sue him for his casual disregard for the Constitution.

“He’s the president of the United States — he’s not a king,” she said. “He may think he’s a king, he may declare himself king, but that’s not what he is under our Constitution.”

Obama made over a dozen promises to illegally sidestep Congress to change or create laws as he personally sees fit. Bachmann said she and others are prepared to “sue the president of the United States and force him to no longer act unilaterally.”

The Daily Caller reports:

In his address at the Capitol Tuesday night, Obama said he plans to take unilateral action on the minimum wage for federal workers. He suggested he might go solo on guns, for example.

“I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook,” he said.

Bachmann says Obama will have a fight ahead. “If he wants to go forward with his unilateral activity, he better be prepared for the lawsuit that the United States Congress will bring,” she said.

Asked by The Daily Caller for details about the legislation, a Bachmann aide pointed to the legislation introduced in December by South Carolina Republican Rep. Tom Rice. Text of that bill calls for “a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge certain policies and actions taken by the executive branch.”

Bachmann said Obama has “acted unilaterally multiple times.”

“Obamacare is the passed law of the land and yet the president has changed Obamacare at least 17 times on his own, unilaterally, without going through the legislative action that he’s required to do under the United States Congress,” she said. “That’s just one. He also said that he would refuse to uphold the [Defense of Marriage Act], which he is required by law to uphold.”

“He’s done this multiple times and he’s also threatened — we can’t say we weren’t warned — he’s threatened us tonight that he’s going to act unilaterally,” Bachmann said after his speech.

Obama ignores laws he doesn’t like, changes laws that are politically convenient, and rams through laws that satisfy his agenda. This is no mark of a president, but rather a dictator. By ignoring Congress — an impeachable offense — Obama is causing the “biggest constitutional crisis” of our lifetime, and as such, “setting the stage for something very dangerous.”

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