Ted Cruz References SNL Skit On Executive Orders To Bash Obama (VIDEO)

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November 23, 2014 10:05 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday slammed President Obama over his executive action to delay the deportation of 5 million undocumented immigrants, referencing a “Saturday Night Live” skit.

On Saturday, SNL spoofed the Schoolhouse Rock song on how a bill becomes a law. In the bit, Obama touts his executive authority.

“This is not a president who wants to work with Congress. Rather this is a president who is openly defying Congress,” Cruz said of Obama.

“I actually can’t put it any better than Saturday Night Live put it last night,” Cruz continued. “Saturday Night Live literally had the president pushing the bill down the steps of the Capitol because we no longer need the steps in the Constitution for how we pass laws, because the president now is claiming unilateral authority the Constitution doesn’t give him.”

Watch the SNL clip via Yahoo News:

Cruz called Obama’s claim that other presidents had used executive authority to delay deportations “frivolous.” Cruz said that Obama’s order may have been acceptable if he was already working with Congress to address immigration issues.

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