The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says President Obama is “trampling upon” the constitutional authority granted to Congress. Rep. Bob Goodlatte tells Fox News Sunday that Obama has:
[A pattern of] not enforcing laws, or changing laws that have been passed, taking power from the Legislative Branch.
However, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier defends the president and argues that he has not crossed any constitutional or legal lines:
The president simply said I’m going to do what I can within the confines of the law to make this work. Absolutely, he’s implementing the law … he’s not rewriting it.