Pete Hoekstra: Fear Obama's 'Executive Overreach'

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014 02:24 PM

By Melissa Clyne

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Legislators from both sides of the aisle need to be afraid of President Barack Obama’s de facto method of governing via "executive overreach," former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra tells Newsmax TV.

"It's a terrible way to legislate, and it's a terrible way to run a country," Hoekstra said. "Executive overreach means that the president is going to make decisions unilaterally, and he's going impose them. What it also means is that future presidents can roll back those executive orders and move the country in a totally different direction."

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Despite a unanimous Supreme Court decision that three people the president named to the National Labor Relations Board were done so illegitimately — appointed when the Senate was in a recess — Obama doesn’t appear to be waffling on his intentions to govern by pen and phone.

Though Hoekstra is no longer in Congress, he told "America’s Forum" host J.D. Hayworth that he can only surmise that Democrats must be in the president’s ear, cautioning him against touching immigration reform via executive order.

"The Democrats in the House and the Senate have got to be just screaming at the White House," Hoekstra said. "They're looking at these midterm elections, and they're looking at taking a bloodbath. They're going to be telling this guy, hold up, hold back, and don't move forward on immigration unilaterally, especially in the direction of amnesty, or you won't have any friends left on Capitol Hill come Jan. 3, 2015."

Republican House Speaker John Boehner called the high court’s ruling "a victory for the Constitution, and against President Obama's aggressive overreach, which challenges our ability to effectively represent the people."

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