Obama urged to invoke 14th Amendment as debt ceiling deadline nears – Jennifer Epstein – POLITICO.com


Article XIV (14th Amendment), “SECTION 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

Oops, maybe these democrats and the news media should read more of this amendment (and the Constitution) than the four words “shall not be questioned.” “President” and Vice President is only mentioned in Sections 2 & 3 of this amendment, which have nothing to do with debt in Section 4.

ML

From the article:
“Rep. James Clyburn and a group of House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling if Congress can’t come up with a satisfactory plan before the Tuesday deadline.”

“Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, said Wednesday that if the president is delivered a bill to raise the debt ceiling for only a short period of time, he should instead veto it and turn to the phrase in the Constitution that says the validity of the U.S. government’s debt ‘shall not be questioned.'”

via Obama urged to invoke 14th Amendment as debt ceiling deadline nears – Jennifer Epstein – POLITICO.com.

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