Mr. Speaker, he said, "I'm the President. I'm not king. I can't do these things by myself.''
That was President Obama in 2010. That was then; this is now. The lawless administration continues to ignore Congress in order to go it alone and implement his own authoritarian agenda. The latest illegal kingly edict is that he will disregard immigration law, orally change the rules, grant legal status, and give work permits to millions of foreign undocumented nationals.
These actions show the administration is more interested in jobs for illegal foreign nationals in America than Americans in America. That is why Congresswoman Black and I have introduced the Separation of Powers Act.
This legislation would prohibit the use of funds for granting deferred action, green cards, work permits, or other immigration relief to people not lawfully present in the U.S.
Most importantly, it would allow Congress to exercise its check on the out-of-control White House that treats the Constitution as a mere suggestion instead of the law. The President says he is not the emperor of the United States, but his actions show otherwise. America doesn't need a king; otherwise, we would have kept King George.
And that is just the way it is.