During an interview on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Rep. Allen West (R-FL) argued that President Obama's recent immigration announcement makes him look less like the leader of a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" and more like an imperial ruler.
“How does [the president’s announcement] comport with anything we’ve ever been considered or studied in law school about how the law applies across the board to all people?” host Ingraham asked.
“And then the president goes on and says ‘well, um, they’re Americans in every way except for a piece of paper. What about the idiots who went through the permanent residency program -- for years? How do they feel today?” she added
“Well, they feel absolutely disrespected and disregarded,” Rep. West responded. “What country did we wake up in on Friday? It causes people to ask ‘where are we?’”
“You know, the last time we had this was with King George III and we didn’t like it too much. And I think that you’re seeing the resurrection of an imperial presidency and the arrogance thereof to think that you could come out and basically tell the American people that ‘this is what we’re going to do and pretty much -- so don’t question me’ as he said to the gentleman from the Daily Caller,” Rep. West added.
This story has been updated.