The Hill reports:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) defended President Trump’s use of an executive order on Thursday, after Republicans previously criticized former President Obama for overusing the tool to bypass Congress. “We’re creating something that is freedom. He’s not creating a new government program,” Paul told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“We’ve read the original law and we believe what the president did today is is basically an interpretation of the original law, and doesn’t create new territory,” he continued. However, Paul was also a vocal critic of Obama’s executive orders, saying during a Fox News interview in 2013 that he was concerned the former president was developing a “king complex.”
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