President Obama Takes Republican Senator Mike Lee To The Woodshed Over His Threat To Obstruct

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) wants to bring America down. How do we know this? He said so during an appearance on Chris Matthews. In that interview, Lee said that he would bring America down if Democrats didn’t vote to force the American people to live under conservative rule via a Constitutional amendment. Now, Mike Lee is continuing his quest to destroy America by obstructing President Obama’s judicial and government agency nominees in the Senate. On Friday, Lee threatened to block all of President Obama’s nominees if he doesn’t remove Richard Cordray from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Republicans think the President violated the Constitution by appointing Cordray during the recess.

Here is what Lee had to say:

“Given this President’s blatant and egregious disregard both for proper constitutional procedures and the Senate’s unquestioned role in such appointments, I find myself duty-bound to resist the consideration and approval of additional nominations until the President takes steps to remedy the situation. Regardless of the precise course I choose to pursue, the President certainly will not continue to enjoy my nearly complete cooperation, unless and until he rescinds his unconstitutional recess appointments.”

Lee is one of the most destructive Senators on Capitol Hill. He opposes child labor laws, food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, programs that help the poor, FDA, EPA, and just about the entire federal government. He thinks everything is unconstitutional, despite what the Supreme Court has ruled. But President Obama struck back at Lee today during his weekly address:

???”Just two days ago, a senator from Utah promised to obstruct every single American I appoint to a judgeship or public service position – unless I fire the consumer watchdog I put in place to protect the American people from financial schemes or malpractice.

For the most part, it’s not that this senator thinks these nominees are unqualified. In fact, all of the judicial nominees being blocked have bipartisan support. And almost 90 percent have unanimous support from the Judiciary Committee.

Instead, one of his aides told reporters that the senator plans to, and I’m quoting here, “Delay and slow the process in order to get the President’s attention.”

Here’s the video:

Lee certainly has President Obama’s attention now. This is exactly the kind of fight that the American people have wanted to see from the President and now he’s using the bully pulpit to take Republicans to the woodshed over their repeated temper tantrums that have placed the country in serious jeopardy. Some Republicans are already beginning to back off of their threat to obstruct and are leaving useless and chaotic Senators like Mike Lee to twist in the wind in front of the American people as the 2012 Election approaches. If Republicans are smart, they’ll begin cooperating with President Obama and will tell their colleagues to back off and start playing ball. If not, let’s hope President Obama continues to embarrass every Republican in public by telling the American people what they are trying to do to them.


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