This is one of the most flagrant attempts by a Senate majority to circumvent the US constitution that they’ve sworn an oath to uphold. The US constitution clearly states:
“Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.”
What the House Rules Chairwoman from New York, Louise Slaughter (Rep. D), is proposing, since the Democrat majority Senate realizes that it hasn’t the votes to pass the overhauled version of the healthcare bill in the Lower House, they’re going to circumvent the Lower House altogether, in direct violation of the US Constitution. So Slaughter seeks to slaughter the US Constitution and thereby allowing the Democrat majority to rule by fiat. This is a sick as it gets. KGS
RUSH: Hey, is everybody having fun now? House Democrats meeting behind closed doors. Even as we speak, they’ve been meeting behind closed doors since I got here this morning. They are trying to come up with a new rule, the Slaughter Rule, appropriately named after what they’re trying to do to the country. This is Louise Slaughter, she’s head of the House Rules Committee, and basically what they want to do is just deem the Senate bill to have been passed, without voting on it, just deem it to have passed, in the House, and then write their own corrections bill, reconciliation bill, send that back to the Senate, and put the onus on them to pass what the House wants. That’s what the big meeting behind closed doors is about, that and I’m sure some other things.
RUSH: The updates of what’s happening here with the health care bill and how the House Democrats — I mean, really, they can probably do it, they can make their own rules, so they can just say, “Yeah, we’re going to deem the Senate bill passed in the House. Nobody’s going to vote for it, we’re just gonna deem it passed, we’re gonna add our change and send it back over there to the Senate and make them deal with it.” They want to take out the Cornhusker Kickback. They want to take out the Louisiana Purchase and all that. So let’s see.