Manchester, N.H. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has taken up crusade once attempted by his fellow Republicans and announced the need for a constitutional amendment that would expand states’ rights and allow them to veto any legislation passed by Congress and signed into law the President of the United States.
Gohmert was well received Saturday at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit in Manchester, N.H., as he spoke of the need for a constitutional amendment that would give power back to state legislatures.
“We got to return that power to the states, and we can do that with a constitutional amendment,” Gohmert said.
The proposed amendment would allow states to work in unison to protect the freedoms of American citizens. In outlining the provisions of his proposal, Gohmert said a two-thirds vote by all the states would effectively overturn any act of Congress which the people of the nation do not favor — such as the Affordable Care Act.
Though Obamacare passed Congress — with a split party-line vote — many Americans disagree with the law and are feeling its negative affects. If Gohmert’s amendment was passed, states could then decide to veto the Affordable Care Act.
“Man, that would make such a difference,” the Texas conservative said. “That would return the power back to where the Founders wanted it.”