GOP Strategist: Obama Not Backing Off Use of Executive Authority

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014 01:11 PM

By Melissa Clyne

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Despite the Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling last week that President Barack Obama overstepped his constitutional authority with recess appointments, he continues to act with reckless abandon when it comes to using executive powers to push his agenda, Republican strategist Alice Stewart told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

In a speech Monday in the Rose Garden, Obama indicated he will act alone to pass immigration reform, a political hot potato.

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"The failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it's bad for our economy, and it's bad for our future," he said. "If Congress won't do their job, at least we can do ours."

Stewart characterized the president’s words as "disturbing," especially, she added, since he made the remarks after the court’s unanimous decision in which they essentially told Obama, "You’re not king; you’re the president."

Democratic strategist Joe Lestingi countered that Obama is merely showing some leadership and that Stewart and others who are criticizing him have no idea of his intentions since "the details haven’t come out yet."

Republicans failed to act to secure the border – something the GOP is demanding as a first step in the immigration debate – when it had the White House and both chambers of Congress, Lestingi said.

Stewart argued that when Obama took office, he promised to fix the immigration crisis and failed to do so even when he and his party controlled the Congress.

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