Dick Cheney: Obama Has Exceeded Constitutional Authority by Use of Executive Power

Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes that President Obama has exceeded his executive authorities granted to him by the Constitution of the United States.

In a conversation with Politico's Mike Allen, Cheney responded to questions about Obama's use of executive authority.

“He’s just chosen by himself to set certain parts and provisions aside. I do think he’s exceeded his constitutional authority,” Cheney said, pointing to Obama’s actions to alter or ignore enforcing certain elements of Obamacare.

Cheney, a fierce defender of executive power in matters of foreign policy, asserted that Obama should have gone through Congress to fix the law.

“I think the bill was so bad that I thought it should have been repealed, but at the minimum it should have been amended,” Cheney said, adding that there should have been a legislative substitute to alter the bill.


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