Obama Stabs Supporters In The Back, Breaks Promise Not To Issue Presidential Signing StatementsInformationLiberation
Jul. 02, 2009
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Senator Barack Obama, December 20, 2007 (Boston Globe):
"[I]t is a clear abuse of power to use such [Presidential signing] statements as a license to evade laws that the president does not like or as an end-run around provisions designed to foster accountability.
I will not use signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law."
President Barack Obama, June 24, 2009 (Signing Statement accompanying signature of HR 2436):
"However, provisions of [HR 2436] ... would interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations by directing the Executive to take certain positions in negotiations or discussions with international organizations and foreign governments, or by requiring consultation with the Congress prior to such negotiations or discussions. I will not treat these provisions as limiting my ability to engage in foreign diplomacy or negotiations."