The Solis scandal comes fresh on the heels of the revelation that FEC official April Sands who, even though her hard drive had been mysteriously "Lois Lernered," admitted to violations of the Hatch Act.
Issa had subpoenaed White House adviser David Simas to testify before his committee yesterday, but White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston rejected the subpoena, claiming "Executive Privilege." Issa responded that in 2008, when Democrats subpoenaed the Bush White House, a federal judge had held that presidential aides are not immune from Congressional subpoenas, and he refused to lift the subpeona.
"Executive privilege" is not a license to break the law. A republic, as John Adams pointed out in 1774, is "a government of laws, not of men." The President of the United States and his minions have the exact same responsibility to obey the law of the land as you and I do. And they have the same accountability to the penalties of the law when they break it!
The Obama regime, however, clearly has no respect for the laws of our republic. The IRS suppression of partisan opposition is a violation of the Hatch Act. Kathleen Sebelius' solicitation of funds from corporations over which HHS had regulatory authority was a violation of the Hatch Act compounded by extortion. "Cough up the cash, boy, or HHS is gonna come down hard on you in the future." This is a regime far more lawlesss than George III's autocratic regime in 1774.
But why should any of this surprise us? The President himself has been violating the Hatch Act for the past five years. Obama is a Muslim, and Section 9A of the Hatch Act prohibits anyone who " advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government" from holding any taxpayer paid public office. If that isn't grounds for impeachment, Mr. Boehner, I don't know what is.