Rep. Goodlatte: Obama Rewriting Laws, Ignoring Constitution

Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 12:16 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama needs a refresher course on the government's separation of powers because he's altered and changed laws enacted by Congress, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday.

"Our constitutional law professor president needs a refresher course on the separation of powers provisions in our United States Constitution," the Virginia Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

Story continues below video.



Goodlatte maintained the president overstepped his legal authority when he made changes to Obamacare. On Tuesday the Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine the constitutionality of Obama's executive use of powers.

"I think the public has a growing awareness, but not as aware as I think they should, of the growing assertion of power by this president to do things to change laws," Goodlatte said.

Obamacare is not the only law the president has altered, Goodlatte explained. He's also made changes to immigration, EPA regulations, and "a whole host of other areas."

The effort to keep the public aware of the issue would continue in order to "shine a spotlight" on the "way the president is exercising authority," Goodlatte said.

"We'll continue to raise public awareness about the issue," he said. "We have the ability to hold these kind of hearings to shine a spotlight."

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Bloomberg Organizes New Gun-Control Group, Will Spend $50 Million

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 06:16 AM

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is willing to spend $50 million this year to foster a grassroots movement t . . .

Stumbling S&P 500 Reaching Worst Stretch of U.S. Election Cycle

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 06:30 AM

The political calendar is working against investors.Already hit by concerns valuations are too high just as the Federal  . . .

Koch-Backed Mike Pence Mulling 2016 Republican Presidential Bid

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 06:27 AM

Mike Pence has spent more than a decade courting the deep-pocketed small-government cadre that has come to dominate Repu . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved