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Rand Paul: History Will Treat Obama Unkindly ‘If He Thinks He Can Become King’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Fox’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteran” that if President Barack Obama tries to “become king” through his unlawful executive amnesty, history will not treat him kindly. (VIDEO: Mia Love: Obama’s Executive Amnesty ‘Looks More Like A Dictatorship’)

“I think he has absolutely no right through executive order to write new immigration law,” Paul said. “So I am very much opposed to it. I’m open to some form of immigration reform, I’m open to expanding work visas, I’m open to a lot of ideas. But the president can’t do this. This goes against the fundamental separation of powers that we have in our country.”

Paul noted that previous Supreme Court cases held that executive orders cannot defy the clear intention of the law. “What I would recommend to the House is, they should immediately pass at least a resolution saying that what he is doing is contrary to the will of the House of Representatives. That would set up I think a very clear cut case in the court, and it may take a while to get him. But the thing is, is history will treat him unkindly on this if he thinks he can become king.”

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