Former Florida Republican Representative Allen West has publicly expressed anger with the way in which the government shutdown ended this week. West claimed that the bipartisan agreement which ended the shutdown was a threat to U.S. citizens’ constitutional rights.
“I want the American people to understand that tonight the Constitutional Republic we know as America has suffered a horrible defeat. Obamacare is not the law of the land. It is an edict handed down by a tyrant, not a President,” West wrote in a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday night.
West, of course, could not participate in the votes in Congress because he lost the 2012 election to Democrat Patrick Murphy.
The entire Facebook post is included below.
I’m watching the spectacle occurring on the Senate floor. They have passed the 60 vote threshold for ending cloture. I want the American people to understand that tonight the Constitutional Republic we know as America has suffered a horrible defeat. Obamacare is not the law of the land. It is an edict handed down by a tyrant, not a President.
The US Senate has just voted to affirm a new precedent that the executive branch can amend law without Congressional approval, and Congress allows it. The waivers, exemptions, and delays implemented by President Obama have delineated a separation, not of powers, but between the political elite and their cronies — and you, my fellow Americans.
"This is reprehensible, and we can expect even more bad behavior from a President that continues to spit on our Constitution and in our eyes...and smile. The incessant government spending continues with no solution for economic growth. Anyone voting for this tonight owes some explaining to Americans….but maybe not. As Obama stated, “I won.”