Obama and protocol
By Jack Hellner in American Thinker
According to Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the President and his staff are offended because Speaker Boehner went around them to invite Netanyahu. They say that violated protocol. That is rich.
The President was supposed to keep Congress informed every time his administration released people from Gitmo. They did not. That obviously violates protocol.
The President and his staff negotiated with Iran secretly, without keeping Congress informed. That obviously violates protocol.
The President has continually changed the ACA law without going through Congress. That obviously not only violates protocol but his oath of office.
The President essentially created new immigration law without going through Congress. Now he threatens that if Congress changes anything on immigration that he will veto it. That is implying that he has the right to implement new laws without going through Congress. That obviously violates the Constitution and protocol.
So please spare me the outrage when they say that Boehner somehow didn’t pay attention to some fictitious rule. My guess is that as a separate branch of government Congress can invite whomever they like.