You generally don’t expect to hear a Speaker of the House warning that, even though he himself endorsed the GOP’s presumptive nominee, he is prepared to sue him to keep him in line.
Paul Ryan hinted in an interview with the Huffington post that if Donald Trump tries to act on his theatrically overblown and illegal campaign promises, the GOP will sue him. Sure, Ryan will endorse Trump, and then weakly protest Trump’s racism and tom-foolery, but now seems to be drawing a wavering, kinda, line in the sand.
Ryan noted that Republicans were releasing part of their agenda on executive overreach that very day, and, in news that’s sureto please Trump, Ryan suggested that he and the House of Representatives were prepared to sue a Republican president if need be.
‘I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,’
It seems that this shows quite honestly that Trump is an empty candidate that may actually be sued by his own party for executive overreach.
It behooves those listening to Ryan to remember, however, an unconstitutional Muslim ban might not count as executive overreach to him.
That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about,” Ryan said, pointing to the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.
You know, it seems that what constitutes overreach to a Republican is things that handle actual problems in this country like immigration reform and health care for 16 million people, not violating the constitution with a religious test.
Most of Donald Trump’s actual campaign promises fall into those just plain silly or “unconstitutional” categories, like a lavish ballroom for the White House or a Muslim ban. However, now the Republican Speaker of the House has announced that they aren’t afraid to sue a GOP president. The chances that they would be as obstructionist as they have been for the last 8 years aren’t really measurable, but they seem to be laying to ground work to continue that same strategy should they win, or lose, this election.
The chances that they would be as obstructionist as they have been for the last 8 years aren’t really measurable, but they seem to be laying to ground work to continue that same strategy, win or lose, this election.
Republicans are already plotting to overthrow the mogul, and now, Ryan, the mouthpiece of the party, is assuring Americans they just aren’t afraid to control Donald Trump the same way they tried to control President Obama: one major difference, though.
Donald Trump isn’t a constitutional lawyer with the country’s best interests at heart. Unlike Obama’s policies and executive orders, which routinely survive the tremendous amount of legal scrutiny and lawsuits thrown at him by Congress and several red states, Donald Trump’s fantastical approaches to legislation and foreign policy are not likely to survive so well. Especially since we already know the political neophyte has the best advisors ever for his policies, a group of other neophytes and Breitbart tin-foil-hatters, lead by himself.
Sadly, this information will probably be ignored by Trump’s supporters, who seem as self-involved and clueless about not only what this country stands for, but what the majority in America want, as their bigoted leader.
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