There’s nothing unconstitutional in the proposed enactment of a legislation stripping the Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary of the ability to evaluate instances, senators mentioned Thursday.
Sen. Richard Gordon, the proponent of the transfer, mentioned the proposal merely sought to reorganize a selected division allowed by current legal guidelines.
“You’re reorganizing a department of the government and you want to make sure that there’s an ombudsman (of sort),” mentioned Gordon who’s proposing to switch to a different physique or official the DOJ’s energy to evaluate instances.
DOJ Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II’ claimed that Gordon’s proposal was unconstitutional because it was tantamount to diminishing the ability of the President since a DOJ was the Chief Executive’s alter ego.
“One must remember that as the alter ego of the President, I am merely acting for and in his behalf,” Aguirre mentioned.
But Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, in a information discussion board, echoed Gordon’s stand on Congress’ energy to reorganize the federal government, together with placing up new workplaces or departments as wanted.
“Actually, I am in favor of that bill. We will look for that bill and try to push it,” he mentioned, including that he filed an identical invoice in earlier Congresses.