Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has threatened to sue Trump if he attempts to ban muslims from entering the country. Â From Talkingpointsmemo.com
â€œI would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,â€ Ryan said in a back-and-forth about Trump’s claims that he could implement a Muslim ban or build a Mexican border wall without congressional approval.
WHAT?? Â Wait, you didn’t sue Obama when took $8 BILLION in unappropriated funds and gave it to Obamacare. Â You didn’t sue him when he issued executive orders to not return illegal immigrants to their countries. Â But you would sue if Trump built a wall to keep ILLEGAL immigrants out of the country? Â Illegal immigrants who suppress wages for our most vulnerable citizens, those on the bottom of the economic ladder? Â You didn’t sue him when he made changes to Obamacare without Congressional approval. Â If there was a EVER a President who should have been sued for overstepping his executive powers, it was Obama! Â And Congress never said or did anything to stop him. Â And now you threaten our presumptive nominee? Â Are you kidding?
Ryan said he wasn’t sure if Trump could legally ban muslims. Â (Obama has admitted over a million muslims to our country and no one has had a problem with that.) Â More from TalkingPointsMemo,
â€œThatâ€™s a legal question that thereâ€™s a good debate about,â€ he said, citing the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.
“On the broader question, are we going to exert our Article I powers and reclaim this Article I power no matter who the president is? Absolutely,” Ryan said. He also said he discussed the limits of the executive power with Trump.
In the interview, Ryan said his endorsement of real estate mogul did not give Trump â€œa blank check,â€ and that he was still trying to achieve “real unity” between the presumptive nominee and his caucus.
“I am going to keep being who I am, I am going to keep speaking out on things where I think it’s needed, where our principles need to be defended, and I am going to keep doing that, I hope it’s not necessary,” Ryan said. “But the last thing I want to see is a another Democrat in the White House”
Ryan discussed limits of executive power with Trump? Â How ’bout this Congress limiting the executive powers of Obama who has stepped all over the Congress while Ryan (and before him, Boehner) has stood by and done nothing.
I do not believe Ryan when he says the last thing he wants is another Democrat in the White House. Â He knows that’s exactly what he’s trying to do with pronouncements like this. Â Ryan’s been a HUGE disappointment. Â He needs to go. Â We need a real conservative running the House, not someone who will let Democrats run all over him, but is vowing to rein in a Republican President after giving Obama free rein for 8 years!