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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham introduces resolution to censure Obama for executive overreach

January 8, 2016
In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, introduced a resolution Thursday to censure President Obama for unconstitutional executive overreach in issuing executive orders that violate American citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

As of late Thursday afternoon, Dr. Abraham was an original cosponsor of the resolution along with four other representatives: Reps. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss.; Doug Collins, R-Ga.; Ted Yoho, R-Fla.; and Tom Cole, R-Okla. 

A censure is a formal condemnation of the President for acting outside of the bounds of his Constitutional authority. 

“The president violated the separation of powers clause in our Constitution when he issued those orders that infringe on the Second Amendment. America is a democracy of the people, not a country ruled by the whims of a dictator. If the President wants to change the law, he has to come through Congress. He chose to abuse his position, and as the legislative body, we should hold him accountable for his unconstitutional actions,” Dr. Abraham said.