The Corner

Politics & Policy

Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Admitted Violating Article I of Constitution

President Obama violated Article I of the Constitution in signing his executive order granting a path to legalization for millions of illegal immigrants, Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’s Special Report.

Commenting on the Fifth Circuit Court’s striking down Obama’s executive order, Krauthammer said: “The question is what was the executive order about, and was it the executive changing a law that passed the Congress, which is not allowed.”

“That’s the first line in Article I,” he continued. ”The legislative power belongs to the Congress, not to the president.”

“Look, in the decision that came out from the circuit court, they quoted Obama who said in response to a heckler, in a speech shortly after you get the executive order, he said, ‘I just took action to change the law,’” Krauthammer said. “He admitted that he was changing the law.” 

Krauthammer then criticized Senate Democrats for attacking the Fifth Circuit, but not the president for usurping their Constitutional power: “They should have some fidelity to the Constitution that even in an argument, where they happen to support the policy, they should understand the risk and the cost of a president changing laws unilaterally.”

NR Staff — Members of the National Review editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

Most Popular


Stick a Fork in O’Rourke

If, as I wrote last week here, Joe Biden may save the Democratic party from a horrible debacle at the polls next year, Beto O’Rourke may be doing the whole process a good turn now. Biden, despite his efforts to masquerade as the vanguard of what is now called progressivism, is politically sane and, if ... Read More

In Defense of the Electoral College

Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined a growing chorus within the Democratic party in calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. Speaking at a forum in Mississippi on Monday night, Warren said that she hoped to ensure that “every vote matters” and proposed that “the way we can make that happen is ... Read More

Ivy-League Schools Wither

A  number of liberal bastions are daily being hammered — especially the elite university and Silicon Valley. A Yale and a Stanford, or Facebook and Google, assume — for the most part rightly — that each is so loudly progressive that the public, federal and state regulators, and politicians would of ... Read More
National Security & Defense

In Defense of the Iraq War

Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and Twitter is alive with condemnations of the conflict -- countered by precious few defenses. Yet I believed the Iraq War was just and proper in 2003, and I still believe that today. When Donald Trump condemned the war during the 2015 primary campaign and ... Read More