ryan-bowsGOP leaders dismiss attack on gun rights as a ‘distraction’ from their plans to fully fund Obama’s budgets

House Republican leaders are denouncing Barack Obama’s latest anti-gun Executive Orders as an unconstitutional violation of his oath of office.

But House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced Congress will … do nothing to stop it.

“We will look at all our options but we will not take this distraction for more than it is which is a distraction,” said Ryan.

That’s right. Obama has seized power from Congress and violated the rights of Americans, and Paul Ryan calls it a “distraction”.

In fact, House Republicans don’t think they need to fight back because they’re assuming the Supreme Court will strike down Obama’s orders.

“Brooks and others in the GOP say some of what Obama plans to do won’t stand up in court, such as a plan to requires the Social Security Administration to devise a rule expanding their power to determine who is mentally incompetent,” The Washington Examiner reports. “The SSA would then be required to report that information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is used to block gun purchases.”

That is, of course, how we ended up with Obamacare. Republican leaders said it didn’t need to be repealed because the Supreme Court would strike it down.

The Supreme Court instead upheld it.

Ryan says introducing legislation to defund and overturn Obama’s executive orders is also a “distraction” from the “agenda” he and others are crafting this week while staying at a plush retreat.

So far that “agenda” has consisted largely of voting with the Democrats to fund Obama’s budgets, undermining the opposition of conservative Republicans.

Ryan’s announcement that the House will “do nothing” came just 48 hours after he promised the House would overturn it.

The Examiner reported:

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday warned President Obama that the nation “will not stand for” presidential overreach that restricts gun ownership.

Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said he believes Obama is “subverting the legislative branch,” by proposing stricter gun laws, including regulations expanding background checks…”

“… While we don’t yet know the details of the plan, the president is at minimum subverting the legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will,” Ryan said. “His proposals to restrict gun rights were debated by the United States Senate, and they were rejected. No president should be able to reverse legislative failure by executive fiat, not even incrementally.”

Not only did Ryan flip-flop, his ultimate response to Obama’s orders is the same one Nancy Pelosi would have adopted – “Go right ahead, my President.”