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"My job is to execute laws that are passed and Congress right now has not changed what I consider to be a broken immigration system."
Comedian Jon Stewart took President Barack Obama's handling of immigration to task Monday night, noting that the president — who is slated to take executive action on the issue — famously said not long ago that he is "not an emperor" and would not supersede Congress on the issue.
"I'll never forget how on February 14, 2013, I logged onto Google hangout to … find out if our president would address the issue without Congress," Steward quipped on last night's "Daily Show."
The comedian then rolled video of Obama telling the public during the Google event that he would not take executive action on immigration.
President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
"My job is to execute laws that are passed and Congress right now has not changed what I consider to be a broken immigration system," Obama said. "I'm the president of the United States. I'm not the emperor of the United States."
Stewart said, though, that it only took "one bad midterm election" for the president to totally change his tune and abandon his initial "I'm not the emperor" sentiment.
But Republicans weren't immune to Stewart's critiques either, as he went after numerous politicians and talking heads during the segment.
Watch it below:
Read more about Obama's potential immigration plans here.
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