Paul Ryan In 2014: Executive Amnesty Is ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’ [VIDEO]
House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that he doesn’t think President Trump should end DACA, although in 2014 he called it “blatantly unconstitutional.”
“I actually don’t think he should do that, and I believe that this is something that Congress has to fix,” Ryan said of Trump’s decision to end the Obama executive order that protects undocumented children. (RELATED: Paul Ryan: Trump Shouldn’t End DACA, Congress Should Fix It)
However, in a 2014 interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Ryan sang a different tune.
Hannity asked Ryan what he would do to stop Obama if he were to “follow through on his threat for executive amnesty.”
“First of all, it’s unconstitutional so we’re already going through the court system on other unconstitutional executive orders that [Obama] has worked on and we would add this to the pile,” Ryan said at the time.
“If he were to do that, by the way, he would put millions of people in legal limbo, poison the well for Congress, and do something that’s so blatantly unconstitutional so we’re telling the administration don’t even think about doing this,” he asserted.
“If you want to change a law, then go to Congress,” Ryan said. “You can’t unilaterally write a law as the executive.”