Chaffetz Joins Effort to Sue Obama Administration over Obamacare

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is one of 30 co-sponsors of a measure directing the House to sue the White House over the delay in implementing certain parts of Obamacare.

The resolution is sponsored by South Carolina Republican Tom Rice. It would push the House to bring a civil action against the Obama Administration for “not faithfully executing the laws.”

The Weekly Standard quotes Rice as saying:

“President Obama has adopted a practice of picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce. In most cases, his laws of choice conveniently coincide with his Administration’s political agenda. Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress and vested this power in the President.  However, President Obama has chosen to ignore some of the laws written by Congress and implemented by preceding Presidents,” Rice wrote in a letter to fellow House members to ask them to co-sponsor this resolution.

“This resolution allows the House of Representatives to bring legal action against the Executive Branch and challenge recent actions, inactions, and policies.”