GOP lawmaker: Obama saying ‘up yours’ to Congress

Cristina Marcos
The Hill

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on Tuesday said President Obama’s executive order regarding the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could be summed up as: “Up yours.”

Young claimed the executive order announced earlier this year to recommend designating nearly all 20 million acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness to prevent oil and gas drilling is reflective of President Obama’s general attitude toward the legislative branch.

“We have a president that says ‘up yours’ to the Congress,” Young said on the House floor, bringing his hand to his nose and wiggling his fingers for emphasis. “That’s not the way to run this business. We have a responsibility as congressmen to do our job.”…

…“When the president oversteps his bounds, we should take and accept our responsibility. And this is a law he cannot do, but he says, ‘I can do it,’ ” Young said.

“Between EPA and the Department of Interior, they’re trying to cripple this nation — trying to cripple my state,” Young added…



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