Obamination believes he can do anything he likes.
And as far as I can tell, he has done just that.
Ted Cruz Launches Constitutional Challenge Against Spending Bill Over Immigration
Cruz took to the floor Friday evening, and said Obama’s immigration action violates the Constitution and is closer to the act of a monarch than a president.
“The president has justified this illegal amnesty by saying he told Congress what he wanted, and Congress refused to give it to him,” Cruz said. “Well, Mr. President, the relationship in our constitutional republic between the president and the Congress is not the relationship between a parent and a child.”
“The president does not get to demand of Congress, ‘here is the policy I want; either give me what I want, or I will decree it to be so and ignore the law,’ ” he said. “That is the president’s bargaining position.”
After warning that Congress must stand its ground and fight Obama’s action, Cruz made a point of order against the spending bill by arguing it would allow Obama’s actions to stand.
“I am now offering and raising a constitutional point of order against Division L of this bill on the grounds that it violates the following provisions of the Constitution,” he said. Division L of the bill limits funding for the Department of Homeland Security until February 27, but it doesn’t go as far as many Republicans wanted, as it does nothing to limit Obama’s immigration plan.
Cruz said his point of order states that the bill violates the separation of powers provisions in the Constitution, language enumerating the powers of Congress, and language that says the president must faithfully execute the laws.
“It is incumbent on this body to resolve those constitutional questions, and to honor and protect the constitutional authority of the United States Congress,” he said.