Washington, D.C. – January 6, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement in response to President Obama address to the nation about his proposal to amend gun laws through executive order.
“The President doesn’t seem to understand the nature of a democracy, which was made even clearer at today’s address. The American people, through our elected representatives, make the laws of the nation. Presidents don’t have the power to singularly change them when it suits their mood. That’s not a democracy.
“The ‘executive actions’ he announced today wouldn’t have done anything to avert the senseless killing in San Bernardino. To say this speech presented solutions would be an overstatement. Beyond the President’s condescending tone, Americans are no closer to security with these changes (were they legal) than without them.
“Ironically, while he sidesteps the Constitution like a Central American dictator, the President refuses to enforce our immigration laws and stop the numerous individuals who mean America harm from freely flowing into the nation. Maybe he should start making America safer by enforcing those laws first.”
Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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