Judge Napolitano: President Obama Can Use Executive Authority to Ensure Sequestration Doesn't Hurt Defense
With days until the sequestration cuts are set to kick in, President Obama is warning about the impact it will have on Americans. Today on the Fox Business Network, Judge Andrew Napolitano says that the president could do much more to diffuse the impact by using transfer authority.
Judge Napolitano said, “The president has executive authority
to make sure the government works properly.”
By enacting transfer authority, federal agencies would be able to shift the cuts between departments. Say for example, the Pentagon can hire more soldiers and hire less staff at West Point.
The judge said, “If the president of the United States of America furloughs a sufficient amount of TSA agents so that we have to wait five hours in line […] or furloughs soldiers so that our defenses are weakened, he can be impeached.”
Why? Judge Napolitano explains: