Republican Senator Arlen Specter says he is preparing a bill that will allow the United States Congress to sue George Bush over his presidential signing statements, in which he frequently declares that he doesn't have to follow a bill that he just signed into law. He says his bill will be ready by week's end.
Specter said in a statement on the floor of the Senate "We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional."
And speaking of Bushie's infamous signing statements in which he declares himself above the law, an American Bar Association task force on Monday calls the signing statements unconstitutional, and said that rather than attaching conditions to bills, Bush has an obligation to either 1) veto legislation, 2) sign it, or 3) take no action.
And one final footnote on Arlen Specter: I applaud his desire to sue Bushie over these signing statements. But Specter sure is a walking contradiction! One minute he is in cahoots with the Administration to retroactively write Bush's illegal warrantless spy program into law. And the next, he wants to sue BushCo!
Specter prepping bill to sue Bush