The Obama Administration released a slew of Executive Actions they plan on taking and enforcing in regards to firearms. There is a question of the Constitutionality of some of his actions and this was taken up in a discussion by a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.
Something is amiss on this committee.
Apparently one senator doesn’t think the Constitution should be in play when discussing Obama’s Executive Actions.
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) wants to keep the silly Constitution out of the discussion.
From The Daily Caller:
“So let’s solve the problem,” Mikulski urged. “Let’s not get involved in constitutional arguments, and let’s help our American people be safe and secure in their home, their neighborhood, their school and their house of worship.”
Republicans and gun rights advocates criticized the executive action, alleging that it infringes on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
And as Republican senators at Wednesday’s hearing showed, they were unwilling to heed Mikulski’s request to avoid the constitutionality of Obama’s action.
Apparently Senator Mikulski has forgotten about the Oath of Office that she took which requires her to uphold the Constitution. She also apparently neglects to remember that the Constitution is what lists the powers of the branches of government.
Clearly Ms. Mikulski needs a refresher course on what is in the Constitution and what her actual role as a senator is in the United States Congress. In order to identify if Obama’s Executive Actions on gun control are indeed constitutional, one would have to actually understand the powers granted to the Executive Branch completely, including Executive Orders.
Maybe Ms. Mikulski should carry around a pocket Constitution so she can refer to it on occasions such as this when she seems unable to understand why it’s necessary to add to the discussion.