- Post 15 June 2012
- By Marcel J. van Rossum
Del. Pat McDonough (R) a representative in the Maryland House of Delegates has fired off a letter to Speaker John Boehner today calling on that body to take up impeachment proceedings immediately over President Obama's constitutionally challenged immigration policy and edicts. McDonough is also asking for an injunction to stop the president from sidestepping congressional purview in the president's latest gift to illegals. The Maryland Delegate will hold a formal news conference in Essex on Monday. McDonough writes:
Dear Mr. Speaker,
The President of the United States has clearly violated his oath of office, the Constitution, and federal law by circumventing the Federal Immigration Act. He does not possess the authority to take such actions and has placed himself in a position where the appropriate body, being the House of Representatives, should initiate impeachment hearings and procedures immediately.
The House of Representatives should also engage in a federal lawsuit to confirm an injunction by the courts to prohibit the President from completing his unlawful policies regarding illegal aliens and the United States. This decision is a blatant betrayal of the due process of the legislative constitutional authority to create new laws through the balance of powers in the Constitution. The President's decision constitutes an inappropriate exercise of executive power bordering on a virtual dictatorship-like authority. The House of Representatives should act quickly to preserve the rights of the people and the Constitutional authority that governs out great Republic.
Please provide me with an answer to my request as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation in this very serious matter.
Maryland House of Delegates