Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock
On the Election of the House Speaker
January 6, 2014
I am disappointed in Mr. Boehner’s leadership of the House and have expressed my concerns on many occasions. But shifting this decision from the House Republican Conference to the House Floor opens a Pandora’s Box.
Since when has congressional disagreement over legislation been license for the President to legislate by himself? That was the issue Congressman McClintock discussed in remarks delivered on the House floor on December 10th. In the remarks the Congressman discussed the Constitution and separation of powers.
The Constitutional Crisis: What To Do?
The genius of our Constitution can be found in the separation of powers that has preserved our freedom for 225 years. The American Founders recognized that what had gone so terribly wrong in Europe was that the same organ of government that made the law also enforced that law and adjudicated it. All the powers were in the same hands.
The California Emergency Drought Relief Act (HR 5781)
House Floor Debate Remarks in Support
Monday, December 8, 2014
Congressman Tom McClintock
Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks at a forum on national strength and security in Washington, D.C. hosted by Concerned Veterans for America
Strength and Security Seminar
Concerned Veterans for America
December 2, 2014