Fox Host Challenges Rove On Boehner Lawsuit: Is Obama Worse Than Bush?

AP

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace on Sunday challenged Karl Rove over the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is planning to file against President Obama over his use of executive actions.

“I think it’s fair to say you worked at a White House that took a pretty expansive view of executive powers, whether it was signing statements by President Bush when he was signing bills into law or the way that he waged the war on terror,” Wallace said. “Can you honestly say that you believe this president is going further than President Bush did in exercising his executive powers?”

“Absolutely,” Rove responded.

Rove insisted that the Bush administration always looks for a “statutory basis” in legislation when exercising executive powers, unlike Obama. Rove said that Obama unlawfully “exempted a class of people from enforcement of immigration laws.”

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