Liberal Constitutional Scholar Tells Congress ‘We are in the Midst of a Constitutional Crisis’

Barack Obama has become so far left wing anti-America and anti-Constitution that even some of his liberal supporters are starting to fear what he’s doing.

One of the most highly respected constitutional scholars is Professor Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School.  He is the second most quoted law professor and constitutional scholar in the nation.  He is also a Democrat who voted for Obama, but you wouldn’t know that after his testimony before Congress.

Turley told the House Judiciary Committee:

“We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis with sweeping implications for our system of government.”

Turley shares many of the same liberal views and policies of Obama.  He still cheers for many of Obama’s liberal actions that he’s taken, but said that he is concerned about how Obama has been going about subverting the Congress.  In his opinion, he believes that Obama:

“…has repeatedly violated this doctrine (of the separation of powers) in the circumvention of Congress in areas ranging from health care to immigration law to environmental law.”

As an example, Turley related how he supported Obama’s policy on greenhouse gases, but had to turn a blind eye as to how Obama handled it, saying:

“[He had] momentary lapses where I privately rejoiced in seeing actions on goals that I share, even though they were done in the circumvention of Congress.  When President Obama unilaterally acted on greenhouse gas pollutants, I was initially relieved. I agree entirely with the priority that he has given this issue.”

“It takes an act of willful blindness to ignore that the greenhouse regulations were implemented only after Congress rejected such measures and that a new sweeping regulatory scheme is now being promulgated solely upon the authority of the president.”

He also cited other examples of Obama’s unconstitutional use of executive orders dealing with immigration and healthcare laws.

The purpose of the committee hearing was to determine if they had the legal grounds to sue President Obama to force him to obey and execute the law and the Constitution.  Turley and two other legal experts testified before the committee and all agreed that there may be sufficient technical grounds to bring legal action against the President.  However, they all said that Obama’s actions do not warrant impeachment at this point.

Excuse me?  If the President of the United States refuses to uphold the US Constitution or the laws of the land, then he most certainly should be impeached and removed from office.  It figures that liberal Obama supporters would slap him on the hand for such grievous crimes against the nation, but not take the proper course of action because they like him.  Both President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached and removed from office for failing to uphold the laws of the land and it should be done NOW!