Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) couldn’t bear to watch President Barack Obama promise to abuse his constitutional powers, his office said, so Tuesday night he walked right out of the State of the Union address.
“Tonight I left early after hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers. I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” Stockman told the Dallas Morning News through an aide.
Obama’s promises to take executive action were the last straw for the Senate candidate. The rest of his statement, as quoted by the Morning News:
Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight’s address.
After five years in office Obama refuses to admit his policies have failed. He instead demands we double down on the bitter class warfare that has left Americans jobless and hopeless.
Obama’s plan for higher taxes and more spending is a blueprint for perpetual poverty. The last thing America needs is more of the Democrats’ class warfare that has left our economy a barren landscape.
Even worse, Obama has openly vowed to break his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree. This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense.