Holding the President Accountable to the Constitution
Poliquin challenges President’s executive overreach on amnesty
WASHINGTON – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, voted for a measure to, for the first time in our Nation’s history, file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case the United States v. Texas, on behalf of the entire House of Representatives, that will challenge the legitimacy of President Obama’s executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
“The President is not permitted to write law—only Congress is,” said Congressman Poliquin. “Last year, the President defied the democratic process and violated our Nation’s Constitution by unilaterally granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Today, the House is protecting its Article I authority, defending our Nation’s democratic principles and challenging the President on his illegal overreach.
“We must have thoughtful reform of our broken immigration system—not unilateral and unconstitutional action by any Administration without the consent of the American People. As a Nation of immigrants, we should welcome legal immigration and should strive to fix our broken immigration system, but that must be done through the democratic process.”
Items to Note:
Can you imagine being a part of a Party where you must operate in fear of showing loyalty to your own Country? Senator Robert Menendez has found out that the Democrat party is just that sort of Party. Not days after criticizing the President’s treaty with Iran, the Senator from New Jersey finds himself the target of an investigation by the Department of Justice. Whether the Senator is guilty or not, the speed in which the President has retaliated is a wonder to behold. The same President, who is oblivious to any scandal within his scandal plagued administration, unsure of how to classify terrorism, gives nary a sniff at the corruption of his Chicago land cronies, and never utters a word of concern for all those in his administration that have terror ties, now has suddenly found the time to emerge from a golf course to climb atop the high horse he has demanded Christians vacate in order to ensure that members in his Party…. just do-the-right-thing….even if they are..left of everything.
This sudden adherence to integrity would be heartwarming save for the surreal duplicitous atmosphere that the Democrat Party generally operates in. Take the matron not-so-saint of the Democrat Party, Hillary Clinton, who is now trying to explain why she has exclusively used, not just personal email, but a personal server, to do Federal business on, yet she excoriated and fired her employees for doing the same thing and publicly rebuked President Bush in 2007 for using personal emails citing it as a violation of the Constitution. Clinton recently decried American business bemoaning unequal pay for female employee, but the females on Clinton’s staff are paid 20% less than the males.
The speed in which the White House has snapped the punitive lash over Menendez simply brings into stark clarity what is very wrong about the Democrat Party. While a semblance of Patriotism may still exist in some of the rank and file Democrats, most of the leadership has wholly given themselves to the belief that America is evil and must be punished and any amongst them who defy that agenda will be punished severely.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives has sent a letter to the President protesting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Maine Congressman Bruce Poliquin is quoted in saying,
“As your Representative, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the Second Amendment.
“Since its beginning, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has proposed serious concerns to our ability to provide defensive arms to our closest allies and our right to keep and to bear arms. Maine has a long tradition of responsibly using firearms to protect ourselves and property when in danger.
“Growing up in Maine, I understand the importance and necessity of the Second Amendment for our hard-working taxpayers and I am determined to protect that right.”
The full text of the letter is here: The letter is a reintroduction of a letter sent last session, which will explain why there are signatures from last session on the letter. The sponsor, Mike Kelly, has not reposted it with the new signees. Chellie Pingree has not signed the letter.
Lost in the hubbub of all the maneuverings of last weeks legislative schedule in Washington was the news that Bruce Poliquin had signed on to a letter denouncing the President’s move to ban AR-15 ammo. After signing on to the letter, Poliquin released a statement emphasizing,“It’s unconstitutional and overreaching for the President to use his federal agency to restrict our right to keep and bear arms. I will always fight to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and will make sure our hard-working and law-abiding Mainers are able to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”
The full text of the letter was also provided in the presser, entitled Right to Keep and Bear Ammo. So far, the Congressman from Maine seems to be keeping his promise to defend the 2nd Amendment.