“While we don’t yet know the details of the plan, the president is at minimum subverting the legislative branch, and potentially overturning its will. His proposals to restrict gun rights were debated by the United States Senate, and they were rejected. No president should be able to reverse legislative failure by executive fiat, not even incrementally. The American people deserve a president who will respect their constitutional rights – all of them. This is a dangerous level of executive overreach, and the country will not stand for it.”
In related news, watch for my column tomorrow.
This wasn’t a legislative failure, this is a unilateral reversal of legislative intent. Bills legislating these measures have been proposed, debated and voted down in the past couple of years. The legislature can say NO as well as yes to proposals.