Cruz Campaign Press Release - Ted Cruz Has Been Leading the Fight to Restore the Constitution and End Obama's Overreach
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Ted Cruz has been on the front lines fighting to stop this administration's lawless actions who have repeatedly undermined the rule of law.
"The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law," Cruz wrote in Politico.
Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the president threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally.
To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American people. The Democrats suffered historic losses in the midterm elections largely over the prospect of the president's executive amnesty.
President Obama was correct: His policies were on the ballot across the nation in 2014. The elections were a referendum on amnesty, and the voters soundly rejected it. There was no ambiguity.
Undeterred, President Obama appears to be going forward. It is lawless. It is unconstitutional. He is defiant and angry at the American people. If he acts by executive diktat, President Obama will not be acting as a president, he will be acting as a monarch.
Ted Cruz, Cruz Campaign Press Release - Ted Cruz Has Been Leading the Fight to Restore the Constitution and End Obama's Overreach Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/314699