Just about every republican in congress listened in agony on Tuesday night as Obama delivered his 5th campaign..er.. State of the Union Address to the nation. Some of them tweeted out in anger and others gave scathing reviews of the speech after hearing Obama vow to bypass congress, and the rule of law, on contentious issues “whenever and wherever” he could with executive fiat.
Well representative Steve Stockman (R- Tx) wasn’t any different, except he walked out of the SOTU Address because he couldn’t stand to listen to it any longer. He said he was upset after “hearing how the president is further abusing his Constitutional powers,” and that he couldn’t watch Obama blatantly ignore “clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” in a statement he released after the speech. He added that he was “deeply disappointed” the Obama’s tone and the content that he chose to talk about.
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Obama made multiple threats to Congress, which Stockman believes is a “wholesale violation of his oath of office” and a “disqualifying offense,” which is why he said he wants to file articles of impeachment against the president.
He said he believes the president made a promise to break his oath, and rule by “executive decree“, forming his own brand of law and saying he “defiantly vowed not only to radically expand the reach of government from cradle to grave, but to smash the Constitution’s restrictions on government power while doing it” and believes Obama’s goal is to “eliminate our constitutional republic.”
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This isn’t the first time Stockman has mentioned impeachment, however. Last year he said that he would consider impeachment as a “last resort to stop Obama’s abuse of power,” and now he feels as if they’re running out of options in which to do so.
Within his statement Stockman also noted that Obama seemed to have been advocating for a “blueprint for poverty” and that Obama refuses to admit that his “policies have failed.”
The representative isn’t exactly quiet about his disdain for Obama and his progressive policies either.
A visit to his website shows that he recently released an article outlining how he plans to reel in Obama’s use of executive orders through legislation. He introduced the “Restore The Constitution Act” as a companion bill to Rand Paul’s “Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act,” and also is an outspoken critic of amnesty, something that is a low priority for Americans but the democrats continually push.
Stockman previously served in the House for Texas’ 9th Congressional District for a single term, in 1994 he won the seat from democrat incumbent Jack Brooks with 51% of the vote but failed to win reelection in the next election. He currently serves for the 36th Congressional District in Texas and is hoping to put together a run for the Senate in the next election.
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