On Mark Levin’s radio show on Thursday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made criticized President Barack Obama for his selective adherence and enforcement of laws passed by the U.S. Congress, especially his 2010 health care reform law.
“It’s extraordinarily dangerous,” Cruz said. “Mark, I know you fully that of all of the dismaying aspects of the Obama presidency perhaps the most dangerous is this consistent pattern of lawlessness. We have never had a president who over and over again openly aggressively defies the law. If he doesn’t like the law, he refuses to enforce it or he simply proclaims it changed and this is something that ought to bother everyone. This is something that shouldn’t be a partisan issue on area after area – from immigration to drug law to welfare law – he decided he didn’t like the law so he simply proclaimed it changed. That’s not the way our legal system works.”
“And the most egregious instance of this is ObamaCare where the president over and over again said it’s the law of the land,” he continued. “But then he doesn’t treat it as the law of the land because he has set exemption after exemption … now for 200-plus years of our nation’s history, if you disagreed with what the law was, you went to Congress and proposed an amendment and you changed the law.”