Justin Amash describes how Biden’s SecDef pick violates the Rule of Law, and explains what the Rule of Law is.
The media do a disservice when they suggest a recently retired general can serve as secretary of defense with a “waiver.” The law doesn’t provide for any such waiver. What they’re really saying is that Congress must pass a special law for one person. This is manifestly improper.
Congress can, of course, waive the application of an existing law through a new law. Understand, though, that this “waiver” is not a feature of the current law. There is no waiver provision. The waiver would be a totally new law, and this new law would violate the Rule of Law.
If you don’t hold the politicians you support accountable—if you think your team should violate the Rule of Law because the other team did—if you think all that matters is winning—then you should expect nothing short of routine corruption from the people you elect.
In response to “passing a new law is following the rule of law:”
Rep. Amash also opposed Gen. Mattis’ appointment, for the same reason.
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