Grover Norquist: Best Strategy Against Obama is Winning Midterms

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 04:37 PM

By Aaron Stern

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The latest extension of the deadline for individuals to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare has Grover Norquist eyeing the 2014 Senate races eagerly.

Obama's repeated extensions of the Affordable Care Act deadline amount to the president disregarding laws passed by Congress, Norquist told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, but Congress is powerless to do anything about it.

"It’s a little bit like asking why the Ukrainians don't do something about Crimea. You know, because they can't,"  said Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

Story continues below video.

Norquist said that congressmen don't have legal standing to sue the president over laws that they passed. Since that isn't an option, impeachment could be on the table — but that would require Republicans to make big gains in the Senate in November elections.

"We should recognize that impeachment of judges and presidents was not just for high crimes, but for violating rule of law, we consider that to be at least a misdemeanor to not enforce the law," Norquist said.

Republicans need a net gain of six seats to capture control of the Senate, and Norquist said there are at least seven that look like strong possibilities.

West Virginia, Montana, and South Dakota all seem likely to swing toward Republicans, Norquist said. North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, and Louisiana all have Democrats who could be weak because of their support of Obamacare, while Colorado, Michigan, and Iowa could be in play, too, he said.

The continued stumbles of Obamacare will only help Republicans in their electoral battles.

"They put together a lousy website, then they said they didn't, then they said they fixed [it], now they admit that it's cutting out 63-year-old women – this thing is a mess and [has] got to be shut down," Norquist said.

See "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Author Coren: 'War on Christians' Is Epidemic

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 19:06 PM

In countries ranging from Pakistan to Nigeria, Christians are under systematic siege by hostile Muslims, and global poli . . .

Wayne Dupree: Not All Blacks Fear Police

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 18:25 PM

Despite the "collective liberal wisdom" that black Americans overwhelmingly resent police, especially in the wake of eve . . .

Rep. Erik Paulsen: Obama Medical Device Tax Will Be Repealed

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 18:25 PM

Critics of a tax on medical devices are so numerous in Congress that President Barack Obama should expect to see a repea . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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