While testing the waters for a potential 2016 presidential run in Iowa this week, Democrat and former Virginia senator Jim Webb slammed President Barack Obama’s unprecedented executive actions and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy.
As Obama considers enacting amnesty “by the end of summer,” Webb, the former Virginia Senator, blasted Obama’s extensive use of executive actions to labor leaders, reportedly saying that Obama “has gone way too far away from the legislative branch.”
“It certainly is outside all precedent, and the Congress should have stepped in,” Webb later said, according to the Associated Press.
Iowa reporters also asked Webb about Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy, and Webb said that “there’s time to have that discussion later.” He then said the “actions in the Arab Spring were probably detrimental” and indicated that he needed more time than the 25-minute program allowed to criticize Clinton’s foreign policy failures.
“It would probably take up the whole show,” he said on Iowa Press. “I think that there were good points when Secretary Clinton was secretary of state, particularly what they call the pivot to Asia.” Webb said his office and team led that pivot two years before Obama was elected. Webb, as he has been since he did not rule out a 2016 run on NPR, was coy about his future political plans.