West says that Obama clearly fears a Republican takeover of the Senate after the November midterm elections — a fear that looks increasingly realistic — and is therefore plotting actions he can take after the midterms but before the new Senate is sworn in next year.
Obama has already promised executive action on amnesty after the midterm elections, because he knows that taking such an unpopular action before the midterms will further doom Democrat chances of holding the Senate.
West cites the Constitution directly as to why Obama should be prohibited from taking unilateral action on either amnesty or closing Guantanamo Bay.
“[J]ust as with Obama’s intentions to grant amnesty — Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution grants the power on matters of naturalization to Congress — so it is in the matter of GITMO. In Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 the Constitution states the Congress has the power, ‘To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; and make Rules concerning captures on Land and Water,’” he wrote in a recent blog post.