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Rep.Grayson Hypocritically Says GOP “Tramples” On Constitution

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By JAVIER MANJARRES

Florida Congressman Alan Grayson (D) is once again attacking Republicans by stating that the Northern Route Approval Act, which was introduced by House Republicans is “blatantly unconstitutional” because it “overrides the President’s authority to make decisions on the Keystone XL pipeline.”

 Here is what Grayson says about the bill-

Whatever you think about the Keystone Pipeline, this bill is blatantly unconstitutional. The Constitution provides for a legislative branch, which creates legislation – laws of general application. It also provides for an executive branch, which executes the laws. This is known as the separation of powers. The bill that the Republicans are putting forward is a clear violation of this principle.

He adds-

“I’m no longer going to let the Republicans get away with claiming that they care about the Constitution when they trample all over it.”

 So, he says Republicans “trample all over” the Constitution, and stepping on President Obama’s authority to make things happen, really?

 Grayson’s remarks stink of hypocrisy, considering that he seemed quite content when President Obama ‘side-stepping’ or violating the “principle” of the “separation of powers” when he by-passed the legislative branch over gun control.

 Shortly after the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, instead of waiting for members of Congress to introduce gun-control legislation, President Obama pounded his chest and laid out 23 gun-control executive orders.

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators.

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  • Lightweight

    Bothe parties have not kept their oaths and do not know the Constitution.The fact there is no political parties or an electroal college in the Document proves the 2 party system is only a democracy.The 2 aprties are the same and serve to take pressure off each other.The lesser of 2 evils continues to produce more evil because people of moral conviction have no choice but to stay home or vote for unwinable candidates.I would never vote for any of these people or anyone they would endorse.

  • Liam Layne

    The constitution originally provided for the electoral college in Article II, Section 1, Clause 3.

  • Hank Bradley

    Grayson is a disgrace not only to the Dempcratic party but to the human race as well!