Professor Jonathan Turley is a renowned Constitutional law scholar. He has some sad news for all the Democrats who are freaking out about Trump’s latest move on Obamacare.
He recently talked about the issue on FOX News. Here’s a partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:
JONATHAN TURLEY, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR: The original order that has just been rescinded was unconstitutional by finding of a federal court. The court found it not only violated Article One of the Constitution, it violated the health care law itself.
Because Congress had the ability to grant subsidies under the federal law but it chosen not to. In fact, the administration had come to Congress and asked for this money and Congress said no. And then the president say alright, I’ll just order it directly from the Treasury. Well, you can’t do that.
The defining power of Congress is the power of the purse. And the federal judge issued a historic ruling and said this is wrong, you can’t violate the Constitution no matter what your motivations are, no matter what you’re complaining about with Congress, you have to play within the rules of the Constitution.
Watch the video:
Sorry, Dems. We’re taking the professor’s word on this, not yours.