The House's lawsuit against President Barack Obama for abuse of executive power is an appropriate way for Congress to tell Americans they are "not going to take this sitting down, we're going to stand up because this is wrong and it's an abuse of power," Republican National Committee Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams told Newsmax TV
House Republicans have voted to move forward with a lawsuit against the president
alleging that his executive actions violate the Constitution.
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Williams warned that Obama's affinity for pen and phone legislating is proof that "he's blatantly ignoring the Constitution, the separation of powers" and "there's no telling where he's going to go.
"He's done working with Congress and using the government as it's written out and built to be used, and this is really disturbing for Americans of all walks of life because we have to have faith that our government is going to be operated as it should be."
Obama has issued 183 executive orders — without Congressional approval — since becoming president, and since 2012 the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the president 13 times, Williams noted. The lawsuit will make him accountable to his decision to act as a monarch rather than the president of an elected democracy.
"You have two branches almost coming together and saying, look, you really have gone too far, you're overextending, and you're dividing the country in a way that's not healthy for us," Williams said on "America's Forum." "You need to operate within the frameworks designed by the Constitution and this just isn't happening right now and you need to change it, you need fix it."
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