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Ted Cruz on Supreme Court battle: Obama’s ‘usurping power, violating constitution’ not okay

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unequivocally believes that President Obama abused his power when he “illegally” appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 and the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on that challenge Monday.

Cruz sat with Fox News’ Supreme Court correspondent Shannon Bream Sunday and discussed the “lawlessness” of the Obama administration and the case of Obama’s presidential overreach and recess appointments coming before the justices this week.

The case marks the first time in history the high court will “consider the meaning of the provision of the Constitution that allows the president to make temporary appointments to positions that otherwise require Senate confirmation, but only when the Senate is in recess,” Fox News reported.

“Every president, going back to George Washington, has understood that the Senate decides when its in recess,” Cruz said. “And the President doesn’t get to do that, unless the Senate is actually in recess.”

“What the president did here is, even though the Senate was meeting and wasn’t in recess, he just asserted the power to declare the Senate in recess and made three appointments that are illegal.”

“Three federal courts of appeals have said these appointments are unconstitutional and the president and the Obama administration don’t hesitate at all. They just keep disregarding the law and it’s very troubling,” Cruz told Bream.

“Where are the Democrats? Where are the liberals? Where are the journalists and the media calling President Obama to account for disregarding the law?” Cruz asked.

“It is amazing to me that every, single Democratic senator just goes in line and docilely agrees with the executive usurping the power of the senate.”

Watch the segment here on Fox News, then read: Texas gun show pulls plug; refuses to comply with Dems’ background checks:


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