Forget about the impeachment fantasies. But the Congress does have other tools. It can control the White House by limiting its powers, either by overtly taking back responsibilities it has delegated to the executive branch or by making spending decisions that limit options. We already know there will be no wall built on the border with Mexico unless Congress authorizes funding to pay for it. The President doesn’t always get what he wants. Recall the cliché– the President proposes, but the Congress disposes.
From Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to Barack Obama, America has an engrained tradition of degrading and dehumanizing our presidents. But, as Paul Liben writes, it’s time to cut it out. Continue reading Presidents are People, too