February 11, 2014

RULE OF LAW: Mike Lee: Latest Obamacare delay is ‘lawless’ — ‘he is not an emperor.’

President Obama’s latest delay of the employer mandate is yet another “lawless” change to Obamacare, according to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who said Attorney General Eric Holder still hasn’t provided the legal basis for the last delay.

“[Obama] has no authority to do that,” Lee told the Washington Examiner after his speech on higher education reform at the Heritage Foundation. “He’s acting outside of what the law authorizes him to do and this has got to stop. At some point the president of the United States has to recognize that we are a nation that operates under a system of laws. He is not an emperor. He is not a super-legislature. And he doesn’t have the power to just trump what Congress does.”

Related: Obama: “As President I Can Do Whatever I Want.”

President Obama made what turned out to be an ill-timed joke while visiting Monticello with French President Francois Hollande.

“That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want,” Obama joked while walking to a typically off-limits terrace at the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Va., according to a pool report.

Reporters received the email shortly after the Treasury Department announced that it would again delay the Obamacare employer mandate for midsized businesses until 2016.

Yeah, he also “joked” about auditing his enemies.

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