Conservative Senators Warn Obama on Unconstitutional Amnesty Move

Yesterday Obama responded to the decisive public repudiation of his policies represented by the massive Republican wave by reaching out to the incoming majority, generously offering to give them a few weeks to propose legislation to his liking before he jettisons the Constitution entirely and rules by decree. It is great that he will no longer have Harry Reid to back up his despotism, but go-along-to-get-along statist Mitch McConnell does not inspire confidence regarding the serious constitutional crisis looming ahead. Fortunately there are others in the Senate more likely to put up a fight in defense of our country:

Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Mike Crapo of Idaho, and David Vitter of Louisiana sent a letter to lame-duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada today saying that if President Obama takes unilateral action to grant amnesty to illegal aliens it “will create a constitutional crisis.”

The senators told Reid that they would assist him in enacting a measure to stop Obama from unilaterally granting an amnesty, but that if Reid lets Obama go forward with such an amnesty they “would use all procedural means necessary” to make the Senate focus on the constitutional crisis they say that this “lawless amnesty” would create.

Even Harry Reid is disgusted with Obama. But there is no way he would side with rule of law and the Constitution against millions of new Democrat voters. Let’s hope these procedural means work, and that they do not require any assistance from McConnell, who has already taken government shutdowns off the table lest the media blame him for these harmless episodes, which occurred eight times when Reagan was president without causing any noticeable damage.

On Dec. 11, the continuing resolution now funding the government will expire. Before that date, both Houses of Congress will need to approve a new continuing resolution to fund the government beyond that date.

If the CR does not permit the Executive Branch to spend money on some action, the Executive Branch cannot take that action.

But Republicans in Congress have reliably caved to the wannabe dictator for fear of furloughing a few nonessential federal employees (most of whom should be fired anyway), in the case that an agreement on a CR can’t be reached. That’s why they haven’t defunded ObamaCare.

On tips from Petterssonp and Jester. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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