An AP story posted on MSNBC late this afternoon carries the following exchange — of sorts — between the Majority Leader of the Senate and the President concerning the Iraq war funding bill that the President vetoed yesterday:
“[Mr. Bush called] the original bill unconstitutional for directing war operations ‘in a way that infringes upon the powers vested in the presidency.’
“Outside the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid bristled at that claim. ‘We are not going to be submitting our legislation to somebody at one of the law schools to look for its constitutionality. We have an obligation, under the terms of the Constitution, to legislate,’ he said. ‘That’s our job.'”
So the position of the Majority Leader of the United States Senate is that the whether a proposed bill affecting the President’s Article II powers as commander-in-chief is, or is not, constitutional, is no concern of his.
And I was just saying that the judiciary is the most dangerous branch! Gads, I take it all back.