Former White House adviser Stephen Miller showed up on Fox Business Sunday morning for an interview with host Maria Bartiromo, and he immediately began whining about executive orders that have been signed by President Joe Biden, many of which directly overturn executive orders that were signed by Miller’s former boss, Donald Trump.
Bartiromo introduced Miller with this:
“My next guest also believes Biden’s policies will destroy our democracy.”
Really, Maria? If our democracy survived four years of a would-be fascist dictator named Trump, we’ll certainly manage to do just fine with a man who actually gives a damn what happens to someone other than himself.
“President Biden has already issued an astonishing number executive orders and actions in his first period of days, over 40, going around Congress, go around the legislature to unilaterally implement his own policy. Even when that policy is flatly contradicted by duly enacted federal law.”
And then Miller suggested that many of Biden’s executive orders are illegal:
“Again and again and again, we’ve seen executive actions that aren’t just bad policy, but aren’t lawful. The fundamental question is this. What the point of having a Congress, a House, a Senate, committees going through detailed deliberations to pass federal laws where you debate every sentence, every comma, every paragraph if a president can come in an just wipe it all away and decide for himself what the law is?”
“That’s why I began the show with the king rules. Because that’s what a king does. That’s what a dictator does.”
The former Trump staffer then suggested that Biden has no right to counteract what the Donald enacted:
“Once a law is passed, once a law is enacted, a future president can’t come in and delete whole or entire — whole portions or very large portions or any portion of that law! If that was the case then what is the point? What is the point of spending years debating, deliberating, discussing, trading, reconciling — everything that goes into the legislative process?”
What a hypocrite Miller is! Donald Trump tried to overturn the Affordable Care Act with executive orders and by gradually chipping away at a law that has allowed tens of millions to obtain affordable health insurance. But when Biden turns around and tries to help people, suddenly the Trumpers start crying.
The country is in better hands now. And even if Biden signs a million executive orders, he’ll still be a better president than Trump could ever dream of being.
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