MANCHESTER, N.H. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke against President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders, saying Obama is “not a king” but “a president.”
“The problem with executive authority for the president, it’s really bad news for this reason. Since he’s given up on working with Congress, he thinks he can impose anything he wants. He’s not a king. He’s a president.”
But Kasich did not rule out using executive orders as long as the president consults with congressional leaders. (VIDEO: Trump: Eminent Domain An ‘Absolute Necessity’)
“Frankly, executive orders should be used … in consulting with the leadership in the Congress,” he said. “I’ve done it in Ohio. I consult. I can use executive orders, but I don’t trump the legislature, because if you do, you aggravate them, you anger them, and then the long-term prospects get bleak.