Logan Act Forbids Unauthorized Citizens "Negotiating w/ Foreign Govts," Sen. DeMint (R)

Wow. It's stunning what lengths rethugs will go to, particularly those of the southern persuasion, to do what they can to de-legitimize President Obama.

In this case, Sen. Jim DeMint isn't just trying to do that, he's breaking U.S. law.

From Think Progress:

DeMint Defiantly Leads GOP Delegation To Meet With Illegitimate Honduran Post-Coup Government

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has announced that he will be visiting Honduras today to meet with the de facto regime of acting Honduran President Roberto Micheletti in sheer defiance of the position taken by the US government and international community. Not a single nation has recognized Micheletti’s government, but Washington Note’s Steve Clemons explains that DeMint is intent on taking Honduran matters into his own hands:

Jim DeMint is acting on behalf of, in cahoots with, and against the foreign policy of the United States of America in encouraging post-coup Honduran government officials defy the United States. He is encouraging a political leadership which has no legitimacy and which not recognized by other democracies in the region — while the ousted President makes cell phone UN General Assembly statements from a couch-bed in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa.

The Logan Act forbids “unauthorized citizens” from negotiating with foreign governments. In a 1936 Supreme Court ruling, Justice Sutherland wrote that “the President alone has the power” and “the Senate cannot intrude, and Congress itself is powerless to invade it.”

read more about how serious this act of definance on DeMints part really is...
The question is, what is the Justice Dept. going to do about it and how much more disrespect is Obama going to take before he takes these motherfucker on directly?

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