State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the Republican candidate running against Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), said he would have voted to authorize House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to sue President Barack Obama for overreaching.
But Zeldin is the only Republican congressional challenger on
Neither Grant Lally, who is challenging Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) nor Bruce Blakeman, who is vying with Democrat Kathleen Rice for the seat being vacated by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola), answered the question sent in emails yesterday and today.
The House will sue Obama for delaying for a year the implementation the employer mandate to provide health insurance to employees, required by the Affordable Care Act, or as it is commonly known, Obamacare - which Republicans have voted to repeal at least 50 times since it was passed in 2010.
Zeldin sent along his reasoning in an email. It should be noted, though, that Democratic House members sued President Ronald Reagan at least three times over his presidential actions, and Republicans in the House and Senate tried but failed in 1998 to impeach President Bill Clinton. It also should be noted that Democrats accused President George W. Bush of overreaching his constitutional authority in his response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Here is what Zeldin sent: "Presidents Reagan and Clinton worked with Congressional leadership of the opposing party to move