Email From the ACLJ:
If anyone needed proof ... last week sealed the deal.
It seems the new liberal Congress on Capitol Hill has made its mark, shown its true colors, and clearly questioned the authority of our President.
With a new Congress in town ... distraction will be the name of the game.
Nancy Pelosi and her team are crying foul over the firings of eight U.S. federal attorneys.
But the hard truth is this: federal prosecutors serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States. It is perfectly legal for him to fire any - or all - of the U.S. attorneys for any reason at all.
In March of 1993, the Clinton administration fired all 93 federal prosecutors with absolutely no fanfare. No controversy. No congressional subpoenas or public hearings.
But the House of Representatives - and now a Senate panel as well - have issued the ''OK'' for subpoenas of key aides to the President. This is a significant issue!
Stand with the ACLJ now in this imperative matter and voice your support of President Bush and his constitutional authority by joining our online COMMITTEE TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION.
A constitutional challenge has been issued. The liberal-leaning House of Representatives is pushing hard, putting on the pressure, grasping at whatever means possible to defy the President. True to form, the political spectacle is being led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
This is unprecedented in United States history. The Constitution grants the executive privilege. A move to subpoena the President's top aides, such as Karl Rove or Harriet Miers, and force them to testify under oath sets up a political showdown unlike any we have ever seen.
Make no mistake: if the President's top White House aides are compelled to testify publicly, this issue will end at the Supreme Court of the United States.
And we at the ACLJ are going to be there every step of the way. We will not back down in the face of blatant politicking and political pandering. We ask that President Bush stand firm ... and come out fighting.
Who runs this country ... President Bush or Nancy Pelosi?
I urge you to add your name to our online COMMITTEE TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION right now. I want to deliver to the White House tens of thousands of names of United States citizens who will be standing strong beside our President in the face of this significant issue.
Stand with the Constitution and with our President today.