Senator Ted Cruz has another great, big, bright idea! No, it’s not another government shutdown brought about by another GOP temper tantrum over Obama’s policies (though he does want that, too). Cruz wants Republicans to first try another approach in their continued effort to bully the President into being just as ineffective as they wish he was: blocking Barack Obama’s nominees.
“This is a stunning and sad display by the president,” Cruz said. “We need to impose real consequence.” that consequence, of course, is to block the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s pick to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General, as well as every other Obama nominee for the next two years except those Republicans consider of “vital, national” importance.
“We are unfortunately witnessing a constitutional crisis,” Cruz told “Fox News Sunday.” He added that “what President Obama is doing is he’s defying the law. He’s defying the Constitution.”
“You know, the President quite rightfully said just a few weeks ago his policies were on the ballot all over the country,” Cruz continued. “This last election was a referendum on amnesty. If the President goes forward with this — if he goes forward unilaterally defying the Congress elected by the people, defying the American voters, then it is incumbent on Republicans in Congress to use every single constitutional tool we have to defend the rule of law, to reign in a President so that the President does not become an unaccountable monarch imposing his own policies in defiance of the American people.
Watch Cruz push the next GOP temper tantrum below: