U.S. Rep. Tom Rice said Wednesday morning that an impeachment of President Barack Obama would never make it through the U.S. Senate, so he’s going for the next best thing.
Rice, R-Myrtle Beach talked more about the resolution that if approved by the House, would lead to a civil lawsuit to compel Obama to obey the law at a town hall meeting he held in Aynor.
“I think what I’m doing is a chance for winning that will inform the public,” Rice told a constituent at the meeting.
Rice maintains that President Obama is pick and choosing which laws he wants to enforce based on his political agenda. Rices resolution give four examples, in which he alleges that president’s actions are illegal, including allowing some people to be covered under old insurance policies that are banned by the Affordable Care Act.
“How have we gotten to the point where the president can unilaterally change a law?” asked Ron Hughes of Galivants Ferry, prompting Rice’s reaction.
Hughes said that he applauds Rice for introducing the resolution, and others asked what is wrong with impeaching Obama.
Rice said that the Democrat-controlled Senate would never consider an impeachment,so he began to think on what could be done to “get the president to enforce the law.”
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