Democrats Fight Back Against Executive Branch Power Grab
Poor Vice President Dick Cheney, he just can’t seem to make up his mind about whether or not he and his office are part of the executive branch of government or not.
When he wanted to cover up who the identities of the members of his secret energy policy committee back in the early years of the Bush presidency, he naturally claimed executive privilege.
But now that Congress is in the hands of the Democrats and they’re exercising their Constitutional right over oversight, he thumbs his nose at the process and claims that he’s not part of the executive branch! As some of the more low wattage bulbs in the right-wing Wisconsin blogosphere might say, “WHALLAH!”.
Democrats are calling him on it however, saying that if he claims he’s not part of the executive branch, then his office won’t be funded through it:
“The Vice President has a choice to make. If he believes his legal case, his office has no business being funded as part of the executive branch. However, if he demands executive branch funding he cannot ignore executive branch rules. At the very least, the Vice President should be consistent. This amendment will ensure that the Vice President’s funding is consistent with his legal arguments. I have worked closely with my colleagues on this amendment and will continue to pursue this measure in the coming days.” – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel
Sometimes Democrats don’t get enough credit for standing up to the most dishonest, subversive, and corrupt administration in the history of this country, so they deserve credit for this