Legal scholar Jonathan Turley, whose independent views lead him to be championed by conservatives and liberals alike, says President Obama’s upcoming executive action on immigration presents and “unprecedented threat” to the Constitutional order.
From an appearance with Megan Kelly on Fox News:
It’s becoming a particularly dangerous moment if the president is going to go forward – particularly after this election – to defy the will of Congress yet again . . . we have a Congress that is coming in with the full voice of the American people behind them . . .
What I tell a lot of my friends on the Democratic side is that we will rue the day that you help create this uber-presidency . . . This will not be our last president, and you may not agree with the next one.
What the Democrats are creating is something very, very dangerous. They’re creating a president who can go it alone. And to go it alone is something that is the very danger that the Framers sought to avoid in our Constitution.
This (executive action) would be unprecedented, and I think it would be an unprecedented threat to the balance of powers in our system.