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Republicans Praise Trump After Denouncing Obama's Executive Actions

Added 08-10-20 04:54:02pm EST - “GOP lawmakers who once railed against "executive overreach" are suddenly singing a different tune.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Republicans Praise Trump After Denouncing Obama's Executive Actions”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republicans who once denounced President Barack Obama as a “king” or “tyrant” for issuing executive orders are now praising President Donald Trump after he took unilateral action seeking to extend coronavirus relief measures that Congress had been unable to agree on.

Trump on Saturday signed an executive order and other executive actions attempting to sidestep Congress, sparking criticism from Democrats who called the move inadequate and ineffective. Even if they are ultimately ruled constitutional, Trump’s actions aren’t likely to deliver aid quickly, if at all.

Still waiting on “constitutional conservative” and “liberty loving” groups to slam President Trump for executive overreach. I have a feeling I’ll be waiting for a while.

Most Republicans welcomed Trump’s announcement after weeks of strained negotiations among top administration officials and Democrats. The talks led to little progress on extending key relief measures such as supplemental federal unemployment benefits and a moratorium on evictions, as well as additional aid for schools, hospitals, elections and food assistance.

“I support President Trump exploring his options to get unemployment benefits and other relief to the people who need them the most,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Saturday in a statement.

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