Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Monday challenged President Donald Trumps claim that he had “gone rogue” with opposition to the executive orders the president signed over the weekend.
Sasse, a first-term lawmaker running for re-election, said he doesnt personally dislike the president but believes the orders were illegal.
“No president—whether named Obama or Trump or Biden or AOC—has unilateral power to rewrite immigration law or to cut taxes or to raise taxes. This is because America doesnt have kings,” Sasse wrote in a statement he posted on social media and signed “Gym Rat.”
The note came in response to Trumps tweet calling Sasse a “RINO,” or “Republican in name only.”
After scoring an endorsement from the president, Sasse has “gone rogue, again,” Trump alleged, adding: “This foolishness plays right into the hands of the Radical Left Dems!”
Trump signed four executive orders on Saturday, bolstering unemployment payments, deferring the payroll tax for most Americans, extending student loan relief, and directing officials to study whether measures temporarily halting all residential evictions are reasonably necessary.
Sasse joined Democrats in harsh criticism of the president, calling the theory behind the actions “unconstitutional slop.”
“President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law. Under the Constitution, that power belongs to the American people acting through their members of Congress,” Sasse said.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Monday that the presidents actions were “entirely within the executive capacity of the president,” unlike ObRead More From Source