- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 3, 2013

President Obama is “rewriting the Constitution” so he can push his personal agenda and curry political favor for Democrats — case in point, Obamacare — Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday.

“He has rewritten the Constitution for himself as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform the United States of America,” she said on Fox News.

Mrs. Bachmann — who has been a bit behind the scenes in recent months compared with the media stage she commanded during her public run for the GOP’s 2012 primary pick for the White House — made the comments as a lead-up to the House Judiciary Committee’s planned hearing on Mr. Obama’s use of executive powers, Politico reported.

Mrs. Bachmann said the White House has been abusing the president’s authority and calling for select delays of Obamacare’s mandates as a means of avoiding negative political fallout from the failing law. Bluntly, she said, he just wants to delay the more contested parts of the law in order to keep Democrats in the race during the upcoming elections, Fox News said.

“What are these delays about, what do they have in common? They all put off the very negative effects of Obamacare until the next election. That’s what this is all about. This is all political management. But we believe the
Constitution has to be respected,” she said, as Politico reported.

The president “doesn’t want to be bound by any law, and that’s the rub. The Constitution says no man is above the law, including the president,” Mrs. Bachmann added on Fox News.

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• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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