Congressman Tells Constitutional Educator: “Congress Can Vote Anything In That They Want To”

“YOU’RE NOT GONNA WIN ON THIS ONE” — REP. TIM WALBERG

by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 3, 2016) — In a newsletter issued on Tuesday, constitutional attorney and educator KrisAnne Hall reported that Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI7) “disagreed with the way the Father of the Constitution, James Madison, describes the duty and obligation of Congress over the budget. When I tried to discuss the matter with him he said the truth of the Constitution is not reality and Congress can vote anything into law unlimited by the Constitution.”

Walberg’s exact words to her were “Congress can vote anything in that they want to.” The approximately-five-minute exchange was captured on cell-phone video and is available on YouTube.

Hall discussed the heated conversation on her Tuesday show, describing Walberg’s view of unfettered “power” as “immorality.”  “Congressman Tim Walberg Exposes Congress” is the title of the show segment.

“I just finished teaching the class on state sovereignty in which I start off by showing how out-of-control the federal government is so we know why the states must be sovereign and why they must take control,” she said of her confrontation of Walberg over his position.

“In this conversation, he insults you,” Hall said. “He blames us for unlimited congressional spending…He takes no responsibility for himself, his own immoral ideologies about government…I think we should be responding to him,” she continued.

“So why are you funding the EPA?” Hall pointedly asked Walberg, who claimed that she was “pontificating” and that “the people” have authorized members of Congress to vote for anything they like by voting them into office.

“Your semantics are accurate, but in reality, I deal with the Congress…I agree with everything she said,” Walberg continued, looking at the person capturing the exchange, “except in practical function, the Congress  we have now that she’s let become the Congress, it doesn’t work that way.”

“This conversation that I had with Tim Walberg should really inform the voters of the real problem in Congress…” Hall said at approximately 3:15 in her Tuesday broadcast.

Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution set the election of U.S. representatives at “every second year,” which occurs in evenly-numbered years.

On November 8, every candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, including incumbents and opposition-party challengers, will appear on state ballots, and  one-third of the U.S. Senate will also face re-election.  State representatives and senators will seek re-election or retire.

State-level primaries for the U.S. House and Senate are taking place in the states during the months of August and September.

The exchange between Hall and Walberg is below, and Hall’s radio broadcast recounting it can be heard here.

2 Responses to "Congressman Tells Constitutional Educator: “Congress Can Vote Anything In That They Want To”"

  1. Ed Sunderland   Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    We are trying to get Krisanne on our radio show. She was scheduled and our studio support failed last Thurs.
    We’ll let you all know when we can get another booking.

  2. ELMO   Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Anyone who doesn’t believe that we no longer have a Government “of the people, by the people and for the people” should view clip and remove any doubt that they may have. Khizr Khan needs to provide copies of the Constitution to ALL members of Congress, SCOTUS and most of all Obama. All members of the three branches of the Federal Government (House, Senate, Supreme Court, should be required to pass a test on the Constitution BEFORE their name goes on the ballot or before a judges name is placed in nomination for a Federal Court. It is plain to me in listening to these people on the news every day that a great many of them have never seen the inside of the little booklet that Khazr Khan waved admonishingly at Donald Trump at the DNC. That needs to be corrected.
    ELmo

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