A week ago, Gwinnett's congressman was among a group of Republicans condemning President Barack Obama for a recess appointment.
Avoiding the confirmation process with the appointment of Richard Cordray as chairman of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three other officials drew the ire of many Republicans.
"The president clearly does not have a strong grasp of the U.S. Constitution; at least I hope that is the case," Rob Woodall said in a statement. "The thought that the leader of the free world would choose to disregard our nation's founding document and the balance crafted by our founding fathers to protect America from tyranny is frightening."
The Lawrenceville congressman said his own oath to uphold and protect the Constitution caused him to step out an urge the president to remember his oath.
A total of 95 congressmen signed the letter, calling the appointment of Cordray "especially egregious," since the Senate had already rejected his nomination by refusing to invoke cloture on the issue in November.
"There is no excuse for any elected leader to ignore centuries of precedent and create a constitutional crisis for the sake of politics," Woodall said. "I will continue, as I have committed to those whom I represent, to defend the Constitution at every turn and protect the freedoms that our forefathers deeded to us."
The issue, he said, was not about politics.
"Our founding fathers feared a tyrannical executive 200 years ago, and Americans are right to share that same fear today," he said. "Irrespective of whether a Republican or a Democrat controls the White House, America can count on me to ensure that the people's Congress is not trampled by an over-zealous executive. The Constitution is always more important than politics, and I encourage President Obama to reflect on that."
A survey circulated through the legal community shows a few of the five State Court candidates stand out.
Zachary Porter, who created the survey via surveymonkey.com, sent it out to members of the Gwinnett Bar Association.
While he is affiliated with the Norman Cuadra campaign, he said every attempt was made to make the results accurate, including having the candidates' names appear in varying order.
Former Superior Court Judge Richard Winegarden was given the highest marks for experience, while Cuadra topped the list in professionalism and qualifications.
Pamela Britt also received high regard, while respondents said they were not as familiar with Greg Lundy and Emily Brantley.
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