Chuck Schumer Calls for Violating the Constitution
The New York Times reported late last week that New York Sen. Chuck-U-Schumer is suggesting a “legislative maneuver known as a discharge petition, that would allow supporters of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws to circumvent the Republican majority in the House by bringing the measure directly to the house floor, bypassing the regular committee process.” Let’s call this “maneuver” what it is — a violation of the Constitution.
The Times continued, “Lawmakers and aides in both parties say that a discharge position, especially one coming from Mr. Schumer, whose views are strongly opposed by many House conservatives, is unlikely to succeed. Even if all House Democrats supported the measure, it would still require more than a dozen Republican signatures.”
Now I’m not certain that the House could do the same to the Senate – issue a discharge position – but I could guarantee Chuck Schumer…
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