Obama's DHS Secretary: 'Last Time I Looked An Executive Order Can't Supersede The Law'
by Charlie Spiering 24 Jun 2014 330 post a comment
President Obama is under fire for aggressively using executive orders to provide amnesty to illegal alien minors and enact other liberal policies, but Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson indicated in a Tuesday hearing he understands in principle that Congress writes the laws, not Obama.
“Last time I looked an executive order can’t supersede the law,” Johnson said.
Johnson made his remarks during a Congressional hearing on the current crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) questioned Johnson about the U.S. government sending the children to the Department of Health and Human Services, instead of shipping them back to their homes.
Johnson pointed out that the law required government officials to do so, in spite of the current crisis.
Rogers asked if Obama would consider issuing an executive order to supersede the law. But Johnson refused to consider the option.
Watch video of the exchange below: