I’m beginning to wonder whether anyone proofs Robert Levy’s comments or if he’s allowed to say anything he wants. His latest, “Is Congress Committing Governmental Suicide?” is just the latest example.
He writes, “The House spends its time investigating Donald Trump, a duty not found in the Constitution.” If he had done even the most rudimentary homework, he’d have found Article 1, Section 1: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
Multiple Founding Fathers and early Supreme Court justices wrote in support of Congressional investigations. In fact, during its very first session (1789-1791), Congress both created the Rules and the Ways and Means committees, which held their first investigations. The first investigation of the executive branch happened in 1792.
I’m quite sure Mr. Levy thinks Trump should be allowed to do pretty much anything he wants. And I’m willing to bet he thinks Richard Nixon got a raw deal. After all, Nixon’s resignation came after investigations by Congress. But that was when Republicans members believed in upholding the law.
Bob Curtis, Pinehurst