President Joe Biden's numerous executive orders are a "dangerous" attempt to "govern the country by executive fiat," Sen. Josh Hawley said Friday.
"It is dangerous, the nature of it, these policies he is pursuing," the Missouri Republican said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," adding that the president's orders are "killing energy jobs, killing the energy sector ... imagine how many good-paying American jobs that is going to cost."
In just over a week since his inauguration, Biden has signed more than three dozen executive orders on a wide slate of issues, including on the coronavirus pandemic, environmental and immigration regulations, racial justice, and more.
"It is breathtaking what he is trying to do on substance, breathtaking what he's trying to do without any democratic debate or legislation," Hawley said. "It shows you this is somebody who has a pretty far-left agenda and somebody who is intent on imposing it on the country."
Meanwhile, the president's $1.9 trillion coronavirus package could be coming to Congress as soon as next week, and Hawley said he doesn't have "any illusions" that "the Democrats are going to use every trick in the playbook" to get it passed.
"I think they will try to get rid of the filibuster because they have a radical agenda to jam down the throats of the American people," said Hawley.
And at a time when Biden and Democrats are calling out for unity, "they are attempting total control to silence opposition, silence people like me who stand up and speak out against them, and to jam down a radical agenda, jam through a radical agenda without public support," said Hawley. "This is dangerous stuff."
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