WHO: Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
WHAT: Taking up a Constitutional point of order Cruz raised before the Senate in response to immigration policy President Obama is implementing without the advice and consent of the Legislative Branch.
WHEN: A rare weekend Senate session December 12-14, 2014
WHERE: Washington, D.C. The place where citizens send their Conservative dreams to die. “We the people” send bright eyed, bushy tailed representatives who claim they want to lobby D.C. for us who end up lobbying D.C. to us.
WHY: Our forefathers set forth on this continent three coequal branches of government. An executive branch, a judicial branch, and a bicameral legislative branch that are supposed to check and balance one another so that no one branch would run rough shot over the American people.
HOW: Senators are elected 1/3 at a time and serve terms of six years.
These are the facts, now what the heck is Mitch McConnell doing? He voted “no” on the point of order with another 19 Republican Senators. May they all meet their political demise the next time they are up for re-election.
While many claim the extra session allowed Harry Reid to call votes for more Obama nominees, it is time for more than platitudes from those sent to represent the people in Congress
McConnell’s unwillingness to vote for a point of order on Obama’s clearly unconstitutional Executive Orders makes one questions his motive and his spine. McConnell has outlived his usefulness as only six of his Senate colleagues have occupied their seats longer than he. Since 1984, he has been a politician full time. That means he has served under Presidents Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and now Obama. It would appear he has rarely opposed any of them making hardly a wave on his rise to Majority Leader.
Two words are necessary in order to remedy the ultimate demise of the Republican party and their ineffectiveness. TERM LIMITS.