RSC Chair: Court Decision Reminds Obama 'He Cannot Just Ignore The Law' To Revoke 2nd Amendment

January 25, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) responded to a federal appeals court's ruling that Pres. Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recess are unconstitutional:

"Today the federal court confirmed what many Americans have been saying all along, that President Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional," said Scalise.  "America is a nation of laws, and this ruling proves that no one is above the law, including the President.

Scalise says the ruling gives notice to Obama that he cannot revoke Americans' Second Amendment rights through "unilateral executive action":

"As President Obama talks about taking away our 2nd amendment rights through executive order, this ruling will serve as a reminder to him that he cannot just ignore the law and use unilateral executive actions to ram through his liberal agenda.

"I am pleased that courts have refused to be bullied by the President and have not let him trample on our constitutionally established separation of powers. I expect moving forward that President Obama will gain a renewed respect for the Constitutional requirement that American Presidents have to work with Congress rather than acting unilaterally on important policy matters."

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