RNC statement by Chairman Reince Priebus:
“For years, the administration has neglected our borders and precipitated the current crisis through its executive order. President Obama’s reactionary response does not solve the root problem of our broken immigration system and the American people simply don’t trust him with two in three Americans disapproving of his handling of immigration.
After being rebuked 13 times by a unanimous Supreme Court in just 3 years and with the House of Representatives filing a lawsuit to curb Obama’s presidential overreach, you’d think this administration would get the message. Our Constitution is not a list of suggestions. Our Founders were not mistaken when they created three separate branches of government. The President didn’t like the Supreme Court’s affirmation that religious liberty trumps his failed, one size fits all healthcare law. He wants a comprehensive immigration overhaul that’s his way or the highway. But that doesn’t give him the power to rewrite the Constitution or the law.
It is deeply concerning that the White House’s first reaction to today’s ruling in Hobby Lobby is to have their lawyers concoct ways to unilaterally undermine the Court’s decision. Likewise, it’s disturbing that this President believes he can be a one man legislative branch when it comes to our immigration laws.
If this President is so eager for new laws, he needs to work with Congress and listen to the Courts. Not go it alone. Again.”
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.