All of a sudden, Ed Schultz is concerned about the rule of law and separation of powers.
“Hold the phone — this would be a mistake if the president were to do this,” he said on Tuesday. “Politically, there is no way Democrats can go home and campaign on across-the-board amnesty for millions of undocumented workers — I don’t think that’s a political winner for the Democrats.”
The sweeping executive order would also make it harder for American workers to compete in the economy (it is worth noting that the union-friendly Schultz has received more than a quarter of a million dollars from unions in the past two years). He pointed to other countries’ approach to immigration and warned about the pitfalls facing the White House if it chooses to go the route of executive orders.
Additionally, Schultz raised concerns about the executive branch holding too much power, regardless of whether a Republican or Democrat is in office. “I don’t think one man should have that much power,” he said.
“I don’t think the president can solve every problem with an executive order,” Schultz added.