Even though Obama has a few short weeks left in power, he has been trying to get out as many executive orders as possible for that date arrives. He wants to also put roadblocks up for Trump in his first few weeks in office. This is despite his predecessor George W Bush making the transition for Obama very easy.
Congress has been fighting back and are standing up for Trump. The House Leader Kevin McCarthy got together with 21 committee chairs to write Obama a letter telling him to stop.
“Should you ignore this counsel, please be aware that we will work with our colleagues to ensure that Congress scrutinizes your actions—and, if appropriate, overturns them—pursuant to the Congressional Review Act,” McCarthy wrote.
He added that his letter was inspired by a 2009 letter written by Obama’s then-Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, who wrote a similar letter to the Bush administration. This comes as the Obama administration has indicated that they will NOT cease issuing executive orders before he leaves office.
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