U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) suggested impeaching President Barack Obama because he is not enforcing the laws of the country.
In a Newsmax interview with Steve Malzberg published on Saturday, Cruz said that the commander in chief had been “lawless.”
The 42-year-old Texas senator, who has the full support of the tea party, could be a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016. He is a big opponent of Obamacare, and spoke for more than 21 hours on the Senate floor against the president’s signature healthcare reform law, Newsmax reports.
“One of the most troubling aspects of the Obama administration is, aside from their radical policies, the way they’ve implemented it has sadly been lawless,” Cruz explained. “Over and over again, this president has said, ‘I don’t care what the law is, I’m going to refuse to enforce it.’”
Cruz noted Obama’s decision to let young immigrants have work permits who were brought to the U.S. when they were kids and adjustments to the implementation of the health care reform law, according to Raw Story.
“Is it impeachable?” Malzberg asked.
“We have never seen a president behave like President Obama, who believes he can just pick and choose: He’ll enforce this law, not enforce another law,” Cruz says. “That’s a question for the House ultimately. The House, under the Constitution, makes the decision whether to impeach and then the Senate is charged with trying. So, that’s a question for the House to assess.”
“Would you urge them to consider it?” Malzberg continued.
“You know, any impeachment would have to be tried in the United States Senate,” Cruz said. “And so, my responsibility would be to render judgment. I would not want to urge the House to do anything other than exercise its best judgment. And then I would endeavor to do the same.”