…the “advice and consent” provision of the Constitution is a restriction on the President’s power, not an imposition of a duty on the Senate.
“One of the things it points out is the president has claimed, rather absurdly, that the basis of his authority is ‘prosecutorial discretion.’ That he’s simply choosing not to prosecute 4.5 million people here illegally. But what the district court concluded, quite rightly, is they’re doing far more than that. The administration is printing work authorizations. It is affirmatively acting in contravention of federal law. Basically, what its doing is counterfeiting immigration documents, because the work authorizations its printing are directly contrary to the text of federal law. It is dangerous when the president ignores federal law.”
Senator Ted Cruz | Federal judge temporarily blocks President Obama’s plan (Fox News)
As President Barack Obama prepares to enact an unconstitutional executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens, citizens are reminded of the many instances when he spoke out against his capacity to discharge such authority.