Skip to comments.Marino explores civil, criminal actions against administration
Posted on 07/12/2013 8:32:29 PM PDT by Red Steel
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, a critic of President Barack Obama, said in a radio interview Thursday he is exploring options available to Congress that would allow members to file civil or criminal actions against members of the Obama administration.
The former U.S. attorney chided Obamas unilateral decision regarding the Congress-approved Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that included delaying one mandate that was set to begin without first seeking congressional approval.
Last week, the Obama administration announced a delay until 2015 a requirement that businesses with 50 or more workers provide health insurance for their employees. Some in Congress, including Marino, believe that decision was illegal as it would be up to Congress to amend a congressional-crafted bill. But there doesnt seem to be anyone outside of Congress willing to enforce these laws, he said.
Marino said the job of enforcing the laws of the land should fall to the attorney general, but he accused Attorney General Eric Holder of not doing his job.
If the chief law enforcer of the country will not enforce the law, and the president decides to break the law because he doesnt like it, there has to be another mechanism by which we in Congress can kick into gear, pursue this, see if there are criminal charges we can file, Marino said during an appearance on the David Madeira Show on 94.3 The Talker in Scranton.
Marino, R-Lycoming Township, said there are a few former prosecutors in Congress, like himself, who should be able to discuss the law and come up with a way Congress can perform its duty as part of the checks and balances on government.
He said hes looking to gather those attorneys together and have them meet with me in a brainstorming discussion to go over what I think the law allows Congress to do. He said the next step would be to approach leadership and say we need to appoint a special committee like there was in Watergate that has authority to subpoena people, that has authority to investigate; and, Im looking for a part of a statute that says we have the authority to indict.
Not mincing words, Marino said this goes beyond his personal feelings about the president.
Were beyond the point of showing that hes incompetent. Hes no leader. He really doesnt care about where this countrys going unless its his plan, so we have to step up, Marino said.
Sarah Wolf, Marinos spokeswoman, said her boss is essentially looking to investigate, identify and prosecute people within the administration, up to an including the president if it comes to that.
Marino, who spoke for close to a half hour on a range of issues, including the Supreme Court, spent most of his time talking about the president and the way Congress needs to step in and do something to limit the powers Obama has granted himself.
Marino represents the states 10th Congressional District that encompasses a large swath of the Northern Tier and portions of Central Pennsylvania. When he was first elected in 2010 the district served portions of Luzerne and all of Wyoming counties.
I’ve heard too many say things like this, and nothing come of it.
Getting just disgusted with them all.
WOULD that ANYONE in “power” would hold these evil bastards in the “Obama” administration accountable for their MANY crimes against the United States of America!
Bring back HUAC. A target rich environment.
Chairman: This Committee has become aware of the following 206 facts which, taken as a whole may rise to the level of treason or, at a minimum, conspiracy to commit treason. We execute traitors. The clerk will now read the list of facts.
Clerk: [Reads the usual list of Obama atrocities - see any of several FR postings]
Chairman: You were the webmaster for Whitehouse.gov when the obviously PhotoShopped COLB was posted. Please tell this Committee what you knew, when you knew it, who told you, and who did you tell. This committee has the option of granting leniency if you are found guilty of any crime. You have five minutes to confer with your attorney.
The US Congress is drunk. DRUNK. WHORING.
Giving arms to al Qaeda murderers.
and endorsing Obama’s criminal activities.
The People are upset, and the Egyptian response
will be small compared to the Winds of Liberty
that will be coming to DC to remove those
who ignored the Constitution they swore to uphold.
Start with the B/C, passport(s), SS#s, citizenship, transcripts, et. al.
Excellent point!! Must wholeheartedly agree!!
Oh, yes, oh yes...
Nothing will happen with Boenher in there. He’s playing for the other team.
Nothing will happen with Boehner in there. Hes playing for the other team
If by that, you mean House UnAmerican Activities Committee, I agree wholeheartedly. If this (see below) isn't communist, tyrannical un-American, Nazi-ish usurpation of powers, nothing is!!!!(Along with 1000s of other Stalinist executive orders and directives)
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 9:27:51 PM by holden
one of the 23 so called executive actions on gun control Obama recently signed called for doctors to ask their patients if they owned a firearm. This is not just directed at psychiatrists, but at all physicians including pediatricians. In other words, if your child confesses that Mommy and Daddy have a gun in the house that could conceivably be considered the actions of mentally defective individuals and you could be disarmed. Once we are disarmed we cease to be citizens and become subjects.
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Hey look at me, over here, right here I have my hand up, see me? After 6 years we hear a lone voice in the sickening crowd of a##clowns that wants to be somebody! Investigative bodies should already be well into compiling evidence to crush each and every criminal within the administration supporting and funding it.
Stop saying, start doing.
Apparently no one with the testicular fortitude to try a writ of mandamus has the legal standing to do so.
Lots of talk. Even if this was to be done once it’s in front of the SC, obama will officially be given dicatorial power.
We already have the perfect tool to reward non-performance in office, president or lackey or slider du jour. This genius just needs to read up. It’s called IMPEACHMENT and does require Congress to get off its collective but and DO IT. In this case there are plenty of grounds-—what seems to be lacking is hair.