Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer recently tore into President Barack Obama after the lame-duck president recently declared more than 1.5 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada to be "national monuments."
The move has been greatly criticized by Republicans, as they see it as another move by Obama to undermine them and the incoming Republican administration.
But according to Krauthammer, for Obama, the move makes complete sense.
"It’s very anti-democratic," the Fox commentator said of the move late Thursday.
"This is about as anti-democratic as you can get. You were in office for eight years — you got your mandates — and on all of these issues… he is doing all these things that have been explicitly rejected by his own party,” Krauthammer added. “Then he doesn’t have the courage of his own convictions, getting them done to lock in his successor."
"I don’t know about the merits of the case,” he continued. “I would imagine that allowing mixed use and some exploration would be a good thing for the country, but Obama sees himself as God hovering over the country dispensing goodies to the extent that he’s got control.”
“He figures, ‘I’ve got control here. No one can stop me, and it may be somewhat irreversible,'" Krauthammer said.
Watch his full comments below. The relevant portion begins around 1:05: