Gun control - and rise in debt ceiling - by Obama decree?
Will the president try to bypass Congress to pass both measures and would this further poison Washington?
- Duration 11:26
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Will the president try to bypass Congress to pass both measures and would this further poison Washington?
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The White House is making it crystal clear that -- Obama could bypass congress and everything from the debt ceiling to gun control.
For starters Vice President Biden saying today the president may impose gun control with an executive order former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich joins -- there.
-- to do it if I if you got to simulate what -- the most amazing program tonight.
That I can remember it's quite fast and quite very that's a remarkable you don't miss any -- -- and that nobody wants to miss you either so tell me out of that presents a vice president says that said the present may use an executive order.
Forward to impose gun control problem -- your thoughts.
Well president and try to do almost anything he wants to.
Questions Leo -- the -- and the -- natural stands our first somebody will file a lawsuit.
Saying that it's illegal and unconstitutional.
The second house Republicans have an opportunity when the continuing resolution comes up -- -- march to simply zero out the authority.
To say no money shall be spent.
Now that's so clear under our constitution.
And goes all the way back to the magna Carter copy which sits in the capital don't.
I think that it would be.
-- a very interest in trying to -- the president clearly coming off this election is gonna push everything skimmed the edge.
He has no interest in negotiating -- to push the country as far as he -- Sooner or later the house Republicans have to decide.
They're gonna cheerfully draw lines in the sand in the constitution gives them the power the greatest power the congress has is the power of the purse.
And all they have to say is you have no money to do this.
With three coequal branch of government that's a given I'm curious -- -- can AA president used an executive order.
-- and went chance to visit us a lot of.
So don't -- exists for the mission to the -- the congress passes a law.
The president wants to execute that -- so he issues an order saying.
We're gonna do the following things woody can't do is write a new law so I think it let's take let's -- first example of -- gun control.
How is it -- if he issues an executive order where he has made.
The correct answer whether congress is to cut off the money.
And you say no money shall be -- to do this car.
I don't I don't know how he's going to bad timing of when it comes into play with gun control if he's going to try and cut up ATF you mean whatever fluids the president sitting on the White House can't actually -- anything.
He's -- order somebody.
To do something.
-- the congress does it says those people whatever whether -- Alcohol tobacco and firearms -- the FBI -- the Border Patrol says.
No money can be spent to implement this class -- high level who -- but -- -- -- now is engaged in a really ugly battle have a very good battle.
Credit and is gonna say that the Republicans are against law enforcement they don't want the streets -- on the borders protected because of just cut off the -- before the border.
In the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon.
Nixon who did several things -- get in deep trouble would never have dreamed.
Of the level low power grab that Obama is at least according to Biden in -- no this is trying to do.
The -- of National Labor Relations Board which is now decided.
-- an obscure 1935.
Rules the day will be involved in nonunion companies.
Because they've decided to re interpret what that -- A paragraph -- in my mind is when you would do something you simply don't have the lawful authority to do he doesn't the president doesn't -- said that if there's no law that he would be executing by virtue of an executive order with gun control on -- he's got to look to congress to do and if that would be and unlawful exercise that they have power grab.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The congress -- soft money does congress have these sort of where -- thought into used to do they have the drive to do that.
-- they don't know he had a -- my about a I would.
-- -- The number one test the house Republicans are faced with as they go off to -- -- -- planning -- this week and next week -- simple.
The real power the congress is to not spend money.
Are they prepared starting with the continuing resolution.
And -- with the sequestered and they prepared to say the president we're not gonna spend the money.
Several looking at -- -- the horizon at this if congress.
And the speaker of the house I'm DNA DC -- the united enough to do something like that.
So I think if they talk it through that could be a united TI right I think and in fact they're much more unified than people police.
And that this would actually be a fairly easy fight for using those to heart of the Republican coalition.
Which is a smaller government less spending more balanced budget coalition.
I'm gonna talk about the -- son because there's some discussion about found the present.
The white justices suggested they don't have to go to congress raise the -- so that they can instead rely on the fourteen members of the content of the competition and a little research going back to when this hold that service to start basically in 1970.
And what it was it was to -- -- some more at peace to the White House.
To -- too mature to borrow money it was not to give the White House -- point -- -- credit card.
And so now though -- the president says doesn't matter of about this 1970 law I was gonna do it because accounts agent says I cannot -- You made him try to do that I think -- be a disaster of a number of fronts.
Is when the congress is saying no.
And -- involved -- some kind of a fight and he's saying let's do the right thing.
For the president -- to step him and create a proposal.
That goes back a 150 years.
And to say assuming no president has ever said that the president -- states can unilaterally create -- I think would be taking a pretty big burden and would isolate him pretty rapidly and and people around the world would say wait a second.
What are five by Obama bottoms.
And then it turns out they're -- I think he would be entering into the marketplace.
A level of uncertainty -- to be pretty remarkable.
You do things it does serve to Saber rattling and that he has no intention since joining unilaterally relying on the -- -- do you think that he believes he has authority and he's going to do -- now I look I think this is.
A very Smart team -- -- -- of the people who has grudgingly decided that Obama and his team actually know what they're doing pretty well.
They want to fight over the debt ceiling because it is a dead loser for Republicans.
I think -- -- the -- good faith and credit United States are you gonna early on you're dead -- you really only the first people -- to default.
What they don't -- fight over -- the continuing resolution and the sequester -- that spending and they don't wanna get into a spending fight.
Because they know that every survey shows that three out of four Americans believe you can cut government spending.
And the country does not believe this government is proficient and they don't believe it's as small as it could be so the president will do everything he can.
To keep this fight in the debt ceiling because that's his best fight and they are terrified of getting mired -- -- congressional Republicans said.
We're gonna pass a thirty day continuing resolution march.
And in that thirty -- resolution we're gonna kill the ten.
Offices of the federal government and you voters can go to our new website and you can vote for you think -- -- very.
And -- -- come back thirty days later at the end of April.
Don't pass a thirty day can resolution -- until the next ten dumbest offices and you get to define what they are.
You would have I mean how does -- president go on TV and defend have a three trillion so nobody nobody how does he defended ten numbness stuff so you know.
How -- the ten number stuffs probably back to -- mention -- live -- work here are it.
I -- read that damn mean they you've certainly thought the defense of marriage act they have different died as a reflects on the Republican Party that -- ahead -- explain to me if you change well I'm I'm very concerned.
-- I believe as a matter of love safe.
That marriage is between a man and woman I think everything's dead and that we know of in terms the Bible on terms of the teaching of the church says marriage between a man -- I also believe is a matter of fact.
The nine states have now adopted a law which is different -- that.
And that poses very real and complex human circumstances.
And I think -- game.
The practical reality is how are we going to deal with that fact.
And its not that I wanna change my belief I think that in fact it's a big mistake.
Due to be confused about this issue.
But I think it's also a legal reality.
That now people are being allowed two to create legal says status over here if they created in -- and they go on a trip.
And something happens to them on that trip what happened -- know -- what's the status of the -- -- -- the local hospital.
And so I think this is a it -- this is a very complicated.
Human problem and Republicans need to take a deep breath and understand and we -- deal with the human side of this equation.
And I understand that we wanted to defend marriage and and is classic form.
Demand won't I don't accept that does not turn them you know the government can declare that a Ford truck -- Air Force One that doesn't mean you can fly.
This is being that if this were before you -- today to vote to.
I knew that the defense of marriage act that you would not vote in favor of that haven't you know looked at where they did what -- evolution of where the country has gone.
And the feeling of so many Americans and the number of states that would -- would that change -- a little -- my -- Is a -- who's a very specific bill that says because one state Mallon to take an example happens to vote.
That that marriage extends beyond -- -- one.
Does it mean that can be imposed an estate I would still defend the right of any individual states so you may not that it opposite -- -- that's what I'm saying it but I'm saying as a matter of practical reality.
We have to deal we conservatives.
Have to deal with the objective fact.
The nine states have adopted a rule which is now gonna make -- more complicated.
You know there's not enough to do -- -- again I'm I'm not -- but in my personal views.
In my beliefs I don't I don't back up an inch from the core belief of the viable in the core belief of my church that marriage between a man woman.
But I am trying to understand how are we going to cope with the complexity.
That this fact has now entered into our life.
Has the Republican Party and then tone deaf are unwilling to face that human aspect.
So I think the Republican Party officials are very confident institution has a lot of different people and it.
Some of -- in fact we're much much more prepared do.
To accept that than others.
But I think I think their ballots we're gonna remain the Conservative Party will remain a party that believes in core traditional values -- removed remain a party.
Which which defends religious liberty.
And we are men and we've got to learn to do it much much better and I watched us.
Yet outmaneuvered by the left over and over for the last couple of years in ways that I found frustrating and infuriating.
And I don't think and I think we have to learn from this is -- I just assists and thank you.