Pelosi Urges Obama to Sidestep Congress, Use 14th Amendment to Raise Debt Ceiling (+video)

(Daily Caller) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her own idea Sunday on how to avoid a government shutdown should the Republican House and President Barack Obama find themselves unable to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling: invoke the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Pelosi started the discussion on CBS’ “Face the Nation” by saying she didn’t believe raising the debt ceiling should be tied to spending cuts.

“I don’t think these two things should be related,” Pelosi said.

“I think that we should subject every dollar we spend, every taxpayer dollar, whether it’s defense or domestic, to the harshest scrutiny. Is the taxpayer getting his or her dollar’s worth for that spending? But on the other hand, that is a judgment that we have to make as we make cuts to reduce spending — but having nothing to do with whether the full faith and credit of the United States of America should be placed in jeopardy” . . .

Pelosi’s solution to the impasse is for the president to — as some scholars have proposed — bypass Congress and invoke the 14th Amendment, which states that “[t]he validity of the public debt … shall not be questioned.”

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  • CaptTurbo

    The public urges Pig-lousy to be charged with Treason along with O’blamer.

    • Bob

      That would be the heart warming sight of a lifetime

      • CaptTurbo

        Wouldn’t it though? And I have the feeling that the winds are changing. They are poking a rattle snake when they try to destroy the Second Amendment. That dog won’t hunt and it might just rip their asses off.

  • rick

    Dumb as a Rock.

  • H.M.Stumpf

    This woman is a Disgrace to intelligent Americans.

  • Charles

    She should be buried, she is already brain dead. If she ever had a brain?

  • CSN

    Pelosi…..dumber than an empty box, she’s the one who said we have to pass the bill before we can know what is in the bill…..real smarts there folks. Dictatorship Obama Style, just keep invoking Dictator practices of side-stepping the Congress, because you think you own the USA.

  • liberty49

    All the Republicans have to do is make sure funding is provided to pay the nation’s debts and then force Obama to cut spending on all the unnecessary ‘entitlements’.

  • Harold

    If Obama ignores the Constitution? again then the congress needs to1. impeach him. 2. if that doesn’t work, the military needs to remove thru a coup.

  • Barry_Suxx

    Nasty Pelosi needs to be locked away in a rubber-room where her blathering can’t be heard by man nor beast.

  • rodulfo-tardo

    the captive nation narrative is becoming an “inconvenient truth” to quote one who has proven it, the former vice-president, has sold a broadcasting turnkey operation to our enemies, the quatar control center of the moslem-brotherhood’s jihad. pelosi has to be either mentally challenged or the most dangerous threat to our constitution, but then again, is she a substance abuser, or a clueless collaborator ? impeaching of the minions of obama’s marxist-jihadi, caliphate of the americas, may be one way,problem is, time is over for technique to be p.c. you see reality is about to hit center mass…

    • Bob

      She is of the rank and file of the walking comatose and as such is in fact a distinct threat to the Constitution with each draught of the air she should have been denied long ago. Pelosi and her ilk which are myriad in Hogwashington DC should not even be loosed on the streets of any excuse for a civilized country let alone lavished with an office of public trust in one.

  • Impeach Pelosi for encouraging insurrection against the established congressional duties as outlined in the founding documents.

  • What a mouthful of garbage palosi has to say and yet she is no less
    than a puppet for obama and the obama administration to promote
    and encourage every political action which obama has delivered in
    the past and will in the future exploits from a president whom in reality
    may not even be legally eligible to occupy the most high and supreme
    office as chief and comander. Consider the source and then act as
    accordingly with the only option to a solution of freedom which is to
    banned together and impeach these sorry assed politicians including
    obama, the head of the snake.

  • Disgusted

    Pelosi should go back to California where all the other crazies live. She is a disgrace to Washington (well, there are lots of them who should retire and go back under the rock they came out from). Let’s change out all the old farts.

    • H.M.Stumpf

      Please, don’t send her back to California!

  • Bob Hauser

    How fitting….the ugliest face in the nation on Face the Nation….this excuse for womanhood is as full of crap as a cranberry merchant—–the XIVth Amendment guarantees every citizen the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…it DOES NOT entitle the congress, as full of useless twits like Pelousy as is, to go insanely spinning its credit card right into the dirt and then expecting us to bail them out while they EMBEZZLE money out of the Social Security trust fund. Good Jesus, Joseph and Mary, how I solemnly detest and loathe this wretch

  • jdelaney3

    This threat is a typical Alynski tactic. Push the envelope on all fronts and see what sticks, then try another round of overreach to see how far that gets you. And, gee, before you know it, we’re the People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of America. Lovely.

    But, I say this to Barry: PLEASE follow Pelosi’s “advice”, Barry. It will be your end. Compounded by your efforts to violate the 2nd Amendment, not even our whimpering, spineless, unprincipled Congress can avoid impeachment then. I say bring it on, bub. Bring it on.

  • Barry_Suxx

    Nasty Piglousy, I can HARDLY wait till Judgement Day comes, for then we’ll get to witness You, barry, reid, with-Holder, and AALL of you like-minded Lying, Wretched, Deceitful, Filth Burn In HELL!