Yet again Obama ignores Congress and the constitution when making a major decision affecting the country.
President Obama will give $1.5 billion to the Muslim brotherhood without getting congressional approval and despite congress placing restrictions on any aid to Egypt
In February, Congress set new conditions for giving aid to Egypt which included making sure the country was taking steps towards democracy.
The restrictions mean Obama should prove to Congress that the the intern regime were trying to create democracy before giving the $1.5 billion to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Despite these restrictions, plans are now well under way to continue funding Egypt and bypass the rules which say Obama needs congressional approval.
It is hardly surprising that Obama ignores Congress on this issue considering how he has disregarded the constitution and his oath previously.
In December, Obama said he would bypass Congress over his economic plan;
“Well, what we’re going to have to do is continue to make progress on the economy over the next several months. And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.”
“But it would be nice if we could get a little bit of help from Capitol Hill.”
Clearly he doesn’t understand that he is supposed to do what the Congress and the Constitution says, not the other way around.
Earlier this month the Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta said that the administration takes orders from the UN when going to war.
“You know, our goal would be to seek international permission. And we would come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress.”
What is the point in having a Congress when the administration can simply bypass it whenever it chooses and do what it wants.
Obama ignores Congress on a regular basis and yet no one has said anything about this blatant disregard for the law and the constitution (except Ron Paul)
A new bill which is in congress at the moment wants to have Obama impeached because the war in Libya was not approved by congress.
However as someone pointed out to me, if Obama is not upholding his oath or is violating the constitution then he can and should be impeached.