22 Senators Scold Obama – “Astonishing Disregard for Constitution, Rights of Americans

22 Senators Scold Obama – “Astonishing Disregard for Constitution, Rights of Americans


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In response to what many view as runaway abuse of power by the executive branch, 22 Senators sent a letter to B. Hussein Obama on Thursday, extremely critical of his actions as they relate specifically to immigration law and the abdication of his duties of enforcement.

The group described Obama’s despotic conduct as threatening America’s “entire constitutional system” through his immigration “enforcement review” which would have the effect to further “nullify” the nation’s immigration laws.

The Senators wrote, “Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents.” Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim and our nation’s sovereignty is imperiled when the commander-in-chief refuses to defend the integrity of its borders.”

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has been directed by Obama to find “more humane” forms of enforcement, such as ignoring immigration law entirely as well as other laws dealing with ID and document fraud.

The senators expressed their “grave concerns” with these potential actions because they “would represent a near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement and discard the rule of law and the notion that the United States has enforceable borders.”

The Senators wrote, “These policies have operated as an effective repeal of duly enacted federal immigration laws and exceed the bounds of the Executive Branch’s prosecutorial discretion. It is not the province of the Executive to nullify the laws that the people of the United States, through their elected representatives, have chosen to enact.  Congress has not passed laws permitting people to illegally enter the country or to ignore their visa expiration dates, so long as they do not have a felony conviction or other severe offense on their record.”

The letter also cites Immigration and Customs Enforcement reporting which indicates that in 2013, “nearly all individuals removed from the United States were convicted criminals and recent border crossers.”

A reference to a Los Angeles Times report showing that “since 2009, there has been a 40% decline in removals of individuals living and working in the interior of the country” was included in the letter.

The letter quotes Congressional testimony by Chris Crane, the President of the National ICE Council, in which he characterizes the Obama administration as administratively handcuffing ICE agents and also taking “disciplinary actions against its own officers for making lawful arrests. It appears clear that Federal law enforcement officers are the enemy and not those that break our Nation’s laws.”

The senators chided Obama for looking for new ways to weaken immigration laws, pointing out that since 2009 his regime has virtually ceased deportations for violations of immigration law.

The Senators reminded Obama of his Oath of Office, saying, “We therefore ask you to uphold that oath and to carry out the duties required by the Constitution and entrusted to you by the American people.”

Signing the letter were: Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), John Boozman (R-AK), David Vitter (R-LA), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Hoeven (R-ND).

Three Judiciary Committee members opted to not sign the letter, Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Rick Wells is a conservative author who believes an adherence the U.S. Constitution would solve many of today’s problems. “Like” him on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.


  1. When will the senators learn the only way to make this asshat that is unfortunately our president stop breaking OUR laws is to impeach him? Grow a vagina representatives and get on with it already.

  2. Remember the next two in line to be president are Biden and Grandpa Reid!! Of course Biden is just enough of a coward that maybe he would actually do a better job; for fear of being impeached himself.

    Maybe their plan is to get Biden in there and let Hilary run as his VP.

    America has very few options with Nobama, Biden and Reid as our choices!!!

  3. There are 100 US Senators, only 22 signed the letter, that's pathetic..The violation of Obama's oath of office is unquestionable –

    Article II Section requires the the President take care that laws be faithfully executed.. If the President is not doing that, he is in violation of his oath of office

    Any Senator, regardless of party who does not believe it's worth telling the President he's wrong is certainly in violation of the spirit, if not the actual wording of their own oath

  4. Grumpy Opinions Yes, you are correct. Big mistake on my part! My mind must have wondered for a moment!!! LOL. I think you are also correct about Boehner. I hope Boehner is replaced with someone like Trey Gowdy or even Joe Wilson; both patriots from South Carolina.

    Just wondering here (wow, hope no one calls me a racist!!!!!!), do you think our founding fathers were sending a message when they chose the speaker of the House to be third in line instead of the speaker of the Senate; seeing as how they are supposedly closer to the people of their state? Thank you for the correction!!!

  5. When will the senators learn the only way to make this asshat that is unfortunately our president stop breaking OUR laws is to impeach him? Grow a vagina representatives and get on with it already.