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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: Dfairlite
Just for the record, he can't simply ignore the bill. Or to be more exact, any bill that's sent to the President automatically becomes law if he doesn't veto it or sign it into law within 10 days (I think that's the time period).
Also, the legislative branch are the literally law makers. It's their job to make laws and they can make laws on anything they want (while the judicial branch makes sure they're consistent with constitutional law). The executive branch simply interprets, executes, implements, and enforces the laws passed by Congress. So the more specific Congress makes this law, the less leeway Trump & the executive branch will have in interpreting it.
I'm neither agreeing nor disagree with the idea of sanctions on Russia. Just pointing out that he still has to carry out his constitutional duties as President, whether he agrees with it or not.
originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: enlightenedservant
The legislative branch can't create laws that violate the constitution. The constitution grants the executive most of the powers in foreign affairs (save it be a few exceptions like tariffs). They cannot create a law that limits that constitutional power of the president except through an amendment to the constitution.
Yes, he can do ignore it. Congress is on recess and doing nothing is a pocket veto. Congress has to start back over if that happens. If they were in session, you're correct, it would become law after 10 days of inaction.
Senators are planning to continue procedural moves to prevent the Senate from formally adjourning for recess next month in order to prevent President Donald Trump from making recess appointments, when the chamber eventually adjourns through the Labor Day weekend.
Using the threat of a filibuster, Democrats plan to force the Senate to hold pro forma sessions — a practice both parties have carried out to block recess appointments from presidents of opposite party, Democratic and Republican aides say.www.cnn.com...
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Dfairlite
Soooo... You are telling Trump to ignore a law? I thought you guys elected him because he doesn't pick and choose which laws to obey?
All I can say is God help us all. America, you are drunk and disorderly. Go to home bed and call the rest of the world in the morning when you are feeling better.