Fired-up Ted Cruz tells Megyn Kelly his plans to ‘reign in a despotic executive’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was on fire with determination when he appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” Wednesday to discuss the options Congress has to thwart President Obama’s planned amnesty for up to 5 million illegal aliens.

The Texas Republican laid out to host Megyn Kelly a two-part plan of to “use the constitutional authority that we are given as checks and balances to reign in a despotic executive.”

“Step No. 1,” Cruz said. “The new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should stand up and say, ‘if you disregard the Constitution, if you disregard the law, if you issue this executive amnesty the new Congress for the next two years will not confirm a single nomination, judicial or executive, other than vital national security positions, until you end this illegal amnesty,’” Cruz said.

“Step No. 2 is we need to use the power of the purse,” Cruz continued. “We need to systematically pass appropriations legislation funding the Department of Defense, funding the VA, funding one department after another after another. And then once the vital functions are funded, we need to pass appropriations with riders specifically limiting the power of the Congress and the power of the president to spend money on illegal amnesty.”

Kelly pointed out that the president would never sign those bills and would blame Cruz and Republicans if that forced a government shutdown.

“That would be a wrong and irresponsible response,” Cruz said. “A presidential temper tantrum is not a rational response … If you want to change immigration law, and I think we need common sense immigration reform, the way to do it is the president has to work with Congress.”

“He has said that repeatedly, at least 25 times according to our count,” Kelly said. “Boy, has he done a 180.”

Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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221 thoughts on “Fired-up Ted Cruz tells Megyn Kelly his plans to ‘reign in a despotic executive’

  1. Jamal Warner says:

    Cruz is worse than Palin when it comes to the limelight. Instead of trying to avoid the major issues, why not actually offer solutions. This is another attempt to thwart the President attempts, which had not worked in the past and not going to work now. He doesn’t care if it works or not just he get his time in the press. His family has full benefits and $174,000 a year.

  2. PK says:

    Let us fund the Department of Defense~

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