AG Barr just took a hard stance against lower courts threatening Trump’s agenda.
In fact, according to Barr, the lower court rulings plaguing the Trump administration with their constant injunctions not only undermine the current president, but also pose a threat to future administrations.
Think about it. The courts started injecting themselves into the political process almost immediately after Trump took office. One of Trump’s first big moves was the travel ban, designed to ensure the safety of US citizens. And almost as fast as Trump took action, the court invoked a “judicial review” of Trump’s orders.
Of course, eventually the courts had to face facts. Trump’s move was completely within his given authority. But the eagerness to put all Trump’s executive actions through a judicial review is ridiculous.
While speaking to the American Law Institute, Barr referenced the California Court that tried to block Trump from ending DACA in 2018.
Nearly a million people brought here illegally were protected by DACA. Judge William Alsup claimed ending DACA was detrimental to immigrants. However, the courts failed to offer the same kind of “judicial review” when Obama issued DACA as an presidential memorandum. DACA isn’t even constitutional.
Obama Weighs In
Ironically, Obama admitted DACA is unconstitutional. Obama lacked the legal authority to pass DACA, but he did it anyway. My guess is that Obama figured it was easier to beg forgiveness than seek permission. But to quote the God of the left, in 2010, Obama said, “I am not king. And I can’t just do these things by myself… I can’t just suspend deportations through executive order… I can’t just bypass congress… That’s not how a democracy works.”
Yet, two years later, Obama did just that. He violated the constitution.
In fact, Obama issued 277 executive orders while in the White House. And that’s where Obama hid a lot of legislation without using the democratic process even once.
The White House weighs in.
Trump is disgusted by the leftism oozing from the judicial branch. It’s clearly a jab at the balance of powers.
As Fox News quotes:
‘So what have these nationwide injunctions wronght? Dreamers remain in limbo, the political process has been preempted, and we have had over a year of bitter political division that included a government shutdown of unprecedented length.” Barr said.
Sadly, judges enacted thirty-seven injunctions against the Trump administration thus far, and there is no end in sight. Comparatively, Obama only faced two injunctions during his first two years in office. In other words, these injunctions aren’t created by judges, they’re created by political activists.
I find it terribly disappointing to hear leftists accuse Barr of being in Trump’s pocket. As Barr put it, “I’m not defending Trump, I’m defending the presidency.” It’s just a bonus that Trump policies are in tune with the constitution. Not only did we elect the greatest president in modern history, but we finally have an Attorney General of the same caliber.