Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican congressman from South Carolina’s 4th District, delivered a rousing speech Wednesday on the House floor concerning the enforcement of federal laws.
Gowdy spoke in support of the ENFORCE the Law Act, which passed the House Wednesday.
“Maybe we [members of Congress] would be more respected, if we had a firmly rooted expectation that when we pass something as law it be treated as law,” Gowdy declared on the House floor.
The representative from South Carolina also knocked Obama’s selective enforcement of federal law.
“Mr. Speaker, the House of Representatives does not exist to pass suggestions, we do not exist to pass ideas, we make law,” Gowdy said. “And while you are free to stand and clap, when any president comes into this hallow chamber and promises to do it with or without your; I will never stand and clap. When any presidents, whether it’s your party or mine, promises to make us an anomaly, an afterthought; I will never stand and clap.”