Obama loves to duck Congress and earlier this year during the State of the Union address he said he would be using executive orders to implement his agenda. Now in the wake of the Select Committee being formed for Benghazi and the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal leading straight to the White House, senior advisor to the Obama Administration, Dan Pfeiffer, said on Tuesday that Obama will be “picking up the pace” when it comes to his unconstitutional executive actions.
According the TheHill, Pfeiffer penned an op-ed in the Huffington Post, which is a left-wing internet publication, arguing that congressional Republicans are more interested in “obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act” and “ginning up politically motivated investigations” than they are in fixing the economy, requiring the President to act on his own.
“Given this dynamic, President Obama has only one option — use every ounce of his authority to unilaterally improve economic security,” Pfeiffer said.
“Next week, as congressional Republicans spend their energy on yet another partisan investigation, we’ll be picking up the pace on the executive actions to help the economy,” Pfeiffer added.
Ever since the attack in Benghazi occurred, Obama and his fellow Democrats have done everything they can to downplay the loss of four lives and obfuscate what really happened in the White House that night in order to divert attention away from those at fault. With that in mind, it’s no wonder he’s dismissed the investigation into the incident as redundant and politically motivated. However there’s been mounting evidence that points to a cover-up orchestrated by Obama and his staff in order to deceive the American people about what caused the attacks. Which is why Republicans have kept pressing for a Select Committee to get answers for both the families of the victims and the American people.
Pfeiffer didn’t go into detail about exactly how Obama would expand his authority, however he’s expected to take a couple of major actions in the near future which he says will help the environment and boost the economy.
The first being the designation of the largest national monument in the history of his presidency, which is a a 500,000 acre land grab in the mountains of New Mexico and then a separate land grab in the Oregon Mountains. He’s also expected to take unilateral action in expanding the war on coal by presenting new carbon emissions regulations on coal-fired power plants, which Obama plans to announce in the beginning of June.
“We have many more executive actions to come, and every day the president has charged us with looking for additional ways to expand opportunity,” Pfeiffer said.
However as Obama further tries to step outside of his constitutional limits, Republicans in the House are sure to push back and refuse to negotiate in other areas. In the past House Republicans have said that it’s because of his eagerness to act outside the rule of law that they’re not willing to strike a deal on immigration reform, something the Democrats have been pushing for some time now and that Obama can’t take expansive enough action through executive fiat alone.
Speaker Boehner has also vowed that Republicans will create a “brick wall” if Obama “tries to ignore” the Constitution anymore than he already does,
“House Republicans will continue to look closely at whether the president is faithfully executing the laws — as he took an oath to do,” Boehner said.
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