I wanted to let you know that we are continuing our evaluation of President Obama's troubling appointments last week - appointments that we believe violated the Constitution. As you know, I presented a sound legal argument posted here underscoring the fact that the President not only acted arrogantly in bypassing Congress with these appointments, he did so in a manner that clearly ignored the separation of powers - one of the key constitutional components put in place by our Founders.
As I told the Washington Post, we're examing all avenues - legal and otherwise - to see what can be done to challenge these very problematic appointments.
Now, new pressure from top Republicans in Congress. Questions have now been raised from Sen. Charles Grassley, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus. They want to know if Attorney General Holder had been consulted by the White House about these appointments.
"The Justice Department and the White House owe it to the American people to provide a clear understanding of the process that transpired and the rationale it used to circumvent the checks and balances promised by the Constitution," Grassley said. "Overturning 90 years of historical precedent is a major shift in policy that should not be done in a legal opinion made behind closed doors hidden from public scrutiny."
The fact is these appointments are still very much an issue - still a question that needs to be addressed.
I am pleased to report that over the weekend, thousands have added their names to our Petition to Retract Obama's Unconstitutional Appointments. More than 15,000 Americans already have signed on. Please take a moment and add your name now.
The stakes are significant. We can't permit President Obama to ignore hundreds of years of precedent by this brazen rejection of the rule of law. Stand with the ACLJ and stand-up for the Constitution.
Senator Mitch McConnell (KY), the Senate Majority leader, has heard our demand for action and reform. He has just removed an archaic procedural rule that has been misused by the left to block conservative federal judicial nominees from ever getting a vote—or even a hearing. It is called the Senate...
Fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee accomplished one thing: With his testimony, Comey’s case against President Trump collapsed like a house of cards. Not only did Comey’s testimony clear President Trump – admitting under oath that the President was...
Former FBI Director James Comey is preparing to tell his side of the story before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday regarding his encounter with President Trump. His prepared remarks were released today – and make no mistake about it – this is Comey’s opportunity to get back in the...
President Donald Trump has just fired FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s letter states that Comey is “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.” President Trump's action is not only appropriate, but represents the correct action taken against Comey who has become a renegade FBI Director.