Rep. Goodlatte: Obama's Exec Action Is a 'Major Assault' on the Constitution
On "Sunday Morning Futures" today, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) spoke to Maria Bartiromo about an upcoming committee hearing regarding President Obama's executive action on immigration.
Goodlatte said that Congress could respond to Obama's executive order with spending, legislative or legal actions, and many members of Congress are currently hard at work determining the correct approach to stop the president's action.
"This is a major assault on the constitutional authority of the Congress, and the Congress, particularly on the Republican side in both the House and the Senate, is very unified in our determination to stop this action," Goodlatte said.
He explained that they are going to have constitutional scholars and law professors speak to the respective powers of Congress and the president to determine if Obama has the authority to unilaterally take such sweeping action.
"The president either has the authority he has under the law or he does not. And I and a great many people think that he does not, and that will be the subject of the hearing."
Watch the clip from "Sunday Morning Futures" above to also see Goodlatte react to the recovery of 30,000 "lost" Lois Lerner emails.