Checks & Balances: Domestic Surveillance
Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I would remind the gentleman from
Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to talk about the domestic surveillance that was in the news earlier. My colleagues may not have noticed a rather insightful op ed piece that appeared in the Washington Times on January 6 of this year penned by an
Mr. Nathan writes that neither Congress nor the judiciary can remove this repeatedly court-recognized inherent authority granted to the President under the Constitution, just as the President cannot remove any of their powers guaranteed in the same great document.
When called upon, all intelligence organizations in the
Given that the battleground includes this country, where the attacks were made, Democrats and Republicans objecting to his actions should be hard pressed to find him derelict in his duty.
Mr. Speaker, we should take the words of Mr. Nathan to heart. They were germane January 6. They are germane now.