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Ryan: Obama 'Willing To Circumvent The Constitution' To Move His Agenda

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Ryan also cited Obama's decision to waive parts of Obamacare, such as the employer mandate for businesses with upwards of 50 employees.

"So he's already shown that he is prone to circumvent the legislative branch and abuse the powers of the executive branch with these executive orders. So he's already shown that he's willing to do that. So I see this as just more of the same," he said. "So that's why a lot of us are frustrated."

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