Politics

Video: Rick Perry Wrongly Claims He Could Block Obamacare with an Executive Order

| by Michael Allen

Appearing on Mike Huckabee’s Presidential Forum on Saturday night (video below), Texas Governor Rick Perry repeatedly claimed that the president has the authority to block the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), despite a recent Government Accountability Office report stating the contrary.

“The executive order obviously gives you that authority,” Perry repeated four different times to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who quizzed Perry on the executive branch’s authority to eliminate a law duly passed by Congress.