Following the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will send lawyers and judges to the border in order to attempt to fast-track the removal of children, teenagers, and families seeking to enter the United States illegally, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte today sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him whether he believes there are provisions in current law that have set up roadblocks to actually achieving this goal and if he will suggest legislative changes.
Earlier this week, two GING-PAC endorsed congressmen on the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee grilled the smug and arrogant IRS chief John Koskinen over the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.
GING-PAC endorsed Congressman James Lankford (R-OK) won the GOP primary last night to replace Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) who is retiring because of health issues.
Lankford, a former head of a Christian camp, won his race with 56% of the vote against Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon. Both are conservatives, but Lankford was elected to the House in 2010 and has more D.C. experience.
Congressmen Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) were the men who spearheaded the effort in Congress to obtain freedom for Meriam Ibrahim from a Sudanese jail.
Thanks to their work, 38 Congressman sent a letter of concern to Secretary of John Kerry on the plight of Meriam and her two children who were in prison. She faced 100 lashes and then death by hanging for her Christian faith. Interestingly enough, only 7 Democrats signed this letter of concern – showing just how little liberals care about religious persecution overseas. Perhaps if Meriam had been a lesbian Muslim, more Democrats would have signed the letter.
“We are witnessing a humanitarian crisis unfolding that is the direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness,” Sen. Cruz said. “We just toured this Air Force facility, where up to 1,200 children are being cared for… but they have come through harrowing circumstances.
“When the President of the United States prevents the Border Patrol from following the law, and enforcing our immigration laws, when the President of the United States announces to the world amnesty for those who have broken the law, the consequence is people respond to that, and the way they respond to that is handing over their children to drug dealers and vicious cartels.
Each day, innocent people are being trafficked in Florida, across the U.S. and around the world. It’s hard to imagine slavery like this still exists today, but it does. Fortunately, greater public awareness and improved law-enforcement efforts have helped combat the problem, save countless victims, and bring human traffickers to justice. But there is much more work to be done, at home and abroad.
The Government Is Not God Political Action Committee today endorsed Alabama candidate Gary Palmer for the House of Representatives.
Palmer has been the leader of the Alabama Policy Institute, an affiliate of Focus on the Family for the past 24 years. He is a committed Christian and strong social conservative.
“This situation on the border is not intractable. It is caused by the president of the United States of America. President Obama is engaging in the willful destruction of the rule of law. President Obama has intentionally erased our southern border, and the White House is sending messages down to Central America advertising to come here now.”
Congressman Gohmert, a friend of GING-PAC, is the former chief justice of Texas’s 12th Court of Appeals who was first elected to Congress in 2004. He lost his bid for the RSC chairmanship in 2010.
Gohmert has been one of the most important leaders in the social conservative movement in Congress and has stood strong against those in both parties who have sought to undermine our Judeo-Christian heritage.
For the past year, the House Ways And Means Committee has been trying to get all of former IRS operative Lois Lerner’s emails – especially those to outside government agencies like the White House and FBI.
Lerner, of course, is at the center of the scandal involving the deliberate targeting of conservative and Christian groups for harassment.