Conservative radio host Mark Levin exploded with fury on Tuesday as he spoke of the “constitutional crisis” in the United States and the “impotent” GOP establishment, which he says won’t put up a real fight. He also suggested a way for House Republicans to “get back in the game” and reassert its authority.
“I know it’s hard to believe we’ve come to this point, particularly when we have mainstream media commentators who act like this is no big deal — in fact, think this is justified because Congress is obstructing the president’s agenda,” Levin said of the federal government’s overreach and related scandals.
That’s when the radio host lost his composure.
“Congress has the power to obstruct the president’s agenda! That’s the whole point! Particularly a president like this,” he screamed. “That’s their job!”
Levin went on to say that the U.S. doesn’t hold an election every four years so the country can have a “king.”
“And our Constitution is never up for election regardless!” he said.
He then accused House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republican leaders of surrendering the “power of the purse,” rendering the GOP “impotent.” However, there’s still something House Republicans can do, he said.
“Congress is a co-equal branch of the government, and the House of the Representatives is a co-equal branch of the United States Senate,” Levin explained. “The House of Representatives should pass a resolution. If the president of the United States can unconstitutionally assert powers he is not granted under the Constitution, and do so repeatedly and brazenly, and send his staff out to the mainstream media outlets to do the same thing — then one body of our government must act.”
Levin urged the House to pass a resolution that includes language similar to this:
“Whereas the president of the United States has asserted executive powers not granted to him under the United States Constitution, the United States House of Representatives hereby asserts as an equal governing institution that all such acts by the president of the United States are null and void. The House of Representatives further asserts that no federal department, federal official or federal employee is authorized to appropriate any sum of taxpayer dollars in furtherance of any unconstitutional act by the president of the United States.”
Listen to the segment from Levin’s radio show via the Daily Rushbo: