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7 Quotes from Rep. Trey Gowdy on POTUS Immigration Actions

Communications • February 25, 2015

This morning, the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on the unconstitutionality of President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration. One of the Committee members, former federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy (R-SC), used his 5-minute opening to articulate a rock solid case against the President’s unilateral actions.

Below are 7 quotes that define Rep. Gowdy’s argument:

1. “The law is both a shield and a sword, and it is the foundation upon which this republic stands.”

2. “Attempts to undermine the law via executive fiat, regardless of motivation, are detrimental to the foundation of a democracy.”

3. “You may like the policy. You may wish the policy were the law. But one person does not make law in a Republic.”

4. “More than 20 separate times, [President Obama] said he lacked the power to do what he ultimately did.”

5. “[The Constitution] is clear and it is time tested and it is true and it says the congress passes laws, and it is the responsibility of the chief executive to take care that those laws are faithfully enforced.”

6. “If this president’s unilateral extra constitutional acts are not stopped, the future president, you may rest assured, will expand that power of the executive branch thereby threatening the constitutional equilibrium.”

7. “You be careful what you do with the law today because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever.”

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