Clearly violating the separation of powers between the governmental branches, Democrat lawmakers have instructed Speaker of the House John Boehner to pass immigration reform before August, but have also issued a looming ultimatum of dubious legality; Boehner is to pass the legislation or else President Obama will act unilaterally.
“Here is the bottom line,” Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer said. “They have about a six-week window, from June 10 after the last Republican primary till the August recess. If they don’t pass immigration reform then, the president will have no choice but to act on his own.”
“I don’t know about you, but I do not respond well when being threatened. Why would Speaker of the House John Boehner accept it? The utter arrogance that the Left now have. They no longer are hiding their tyrannical foundations. Now it’s no longer any effort to find points of agreement. Now it is tyrannical threats and ultimatums.” JB
In a Republic such as ours, it is wholly inappropriate to issue ultimatums that promise unilateral action on the part of the president when the legislative body does not act in accordance with his wishes.