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Krauthammer: Obama Has Taken a 'Very Cavalier Attitude' Towards U.S. Constitution

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"...the constitution pretty clear..."

Conservative political pundit Charles Krauthammer hammered President Barack Obama on Friday, saying he has taken a "very cavalier attitude" towards the United States Constitution and rule of law.

"I'm talking about how the administration, particularly the president, seems to think that he has right to change duly passed statutes on his own, or to suspend whole parts of laws on his own," Krauthammer told Fox News' Harris Faulkner. "I mean, the constitution is pretty clear, the president executes the law and the Congress passes the laws."

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"So, for example, a few months ago Obama decided that he wanted to suspend, to postpone the employer mandate of his own law of Obamacare," he continued. "You're not allowed to do that. You have got to change the law in Congress if you want to do it. And he did it without hesitation."

Krauthammer then hit the president over the process he used to make some court appointments.

"A year ago, he did some recess appointments, you are allowed to do it if the Senate isn't in session. The problem was the Senate was in session, and the courts have so ruled," he said. "This is a very cavalier attitude."

Krauthammer released a book late last month detailing his three decades in politics.

(H/T: Real Clear Politics)

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