Tuesday evening a Texas federal judge issued an injunction that blocked Barack Obamaâ€™s executive action regarding illegal immigration.Â Judge Andrew Hanenâ€™s ruling came just days before the controversial order went into effect.
Hanen wrote it was “disingenuous” for the administration to maintain Obama’s actions merely “supplements and amends” current policy.
“It represents a massive change in immigration practice, and will have a significant effect on, not only illegally present immigrants, but also the nation’s entire immigration scheme and the states who must bear the lion’s share of its consequences.”
Republican Trey Gowdy gave his opinion on the matter, pointing out facts that Obama seems to want to ignore.
â€œThe Presidentâ€™s extra-constitutional actions were rooted in political expediency and were devoid of a serious legal underpinning,â€ Gowdy stated. â€œThis is not and never was about immigration law â€“ as evidenced by the Presidentâ€™s consistent admission that he lacked the legal authority to do precisely what he did.â€
Gowdy went on to explain that “prosecutorial discretion” is not â€œa synonym for anarchy wherein the executive branch can pick and choose portions of laws to enforce and ignore.â€
Gowdy also spoke out at a Republican Party fundraising breakfast in his district on Wednesday. This time tackled the IRS scandal demanding a select committee to investigate why Americans were harassed and targeted simply for opposing the president’s polices.
“I’m glad that the speaker of the House convened a select committee on Benghazi,” said Gowdy. “I think it makes every bit as much sense to convene a select committee on the IRS.Â Now that we have the Senate, the Senate has tools the House doesn’t have in terms of getting e-mails and cooperation. It has nothing to do with politics. Do you really want an IRS targeting you based on your political beliefs?”Â
He then called out past corruption from this administration saying,
“Fast and Furious has gone [from the headlines] only because that’s the playbook for this administration, which is deny access to documents,” said Gowdy. “It’s the playbook on Solyndra; it’s the playbook on the IRS. What happened to Lois Lerner’s emails? They were destroyed, and then, talismanically, we found them again!”
In an interview after the breakfast Gowdy said the same reasons for a select committee exist with the IRS scandal, and they may be even greater.
“There’s this tendency to over-claim executive privilege. Look, Eric Holder is a smart lawyer. He knows the e-mails that he sends to his wife are not protected by executive privilege. But he didn’t want to give us one of them because in it, he referred to us as ‘asses.’ Lookâ€”we know we’re asses. You don’t have to worry about hurting our feelings. That’s not the first time any of us have heard that. So why not give us the documents?”
Thank God, we have an honest man in Washington willing to fight for the truth.