“The Democrats tried to pass [cap and trade] and they didn’t have enough votes so now they’re going to try to do this through executive edict, and I don’t think that’s legal,” Paul argued on Fox News Tuesday afternoon.
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An Act of Congress limiting the president's power to strike Americans won't prevent people like John Yoo from claiming that the president can flout the law, but it will leave no doubt that the president is acting illegally if they do so.
At least one Democratic senator is already planning to oppose Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama's Surgeon General nominee, over his gun violence prevention stance. The gun lobby has been actively pushing the Senate to reject Murthy's nomination.