The President Struck a Blow to Our System of Checks and Balances
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman George Holding (NC-13) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration:
“The issue, after the president’s address tonight, is no longer whether Congress and the president can agree on an immigration policy. The question is: Does a president have the power to alter laws without passing new statutes?
“Throughout our history the answer has been no.
“These are strong words but, tonight, in pursuit of a political agenda, President Obama struck a blow at the checks and balances system that has been at the heart of our government – and our Constitution – for over 200 years.
“Whether you are Democrat or Republican, whether you agree or disagree with the president’s policy on immigration, you cannot agree with his actions – no man has the power to be both president and legislator.”