Lyin’ Ted forgets the constitution

Lyin' Ted forgets the constitution

by digby

Oh heck, look at this:

When the president embraces the tactics of a monarch, it becomes incumbent on Congress to wield the constitutional power it has to stop it.

Congress, representing the voice of the people, should use every tool available to prevent the president from subverting the rule of law.

When the president usurps the legislative power and defies the limits of his authority, it becomes all the more imperative for Congress to act. And Congress should use those powers given to it by the Constitution to counter a lawless executive branch—or it will lose its authority.

He may not have studied the pardon question but he sure seemed to be clear on the fact that a president cannot subvert the rule of law, embracing the tactics of a monarch. I'm pretty sure a president pardoning himself fits the bill just a little bit better than the subject he was writing about: DACA.

And Cruz knows that. Lyin' Ted was one of the more apt of Trump's puerile nicknames. Sometimes his projections also fit the target.