Obama again shows that he’s willing to use the Executive Branch to impose whatever agenda is convenient to furthering his progressive agenda. By using he DOJ to threaten banks with audits, he’s forcing them to drop “unpopular” businesses, even though they are perfectly legal. This is very similar to the way he used the IRS to stop or delay the 501C(4) status of so-called “Tea Party” political groups.
From the article:
“Operation Choke Point is the Justice Department’s newest abuse of power,” Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and committee chairman, said in a statement. “If the administration believes some businesses should be out of business, they should prosecute them before a judge and jury. By forcibly conscripting banks to do their bidding, the Justice Department has avoided any review and any check on their power.”