(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) President Obama‘s latest delay of the employer mandate is yet another “lawless” change to Obamacare, according to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who said Attorney General Eric Holder still hasn’t provided the legal basis for the last delay.
“[Obama] has no authority to do that,” Lee told the Washington Examiner after his speech on higher education reform at the Heritage Foundation. “He’s acting outside of what the law authorizes him to do and this has got to stop. At some point the president of the United States has to recognize that we are a nation that operates under a system of laws. He is not an emperor. He is not a super-legislature. And he doesn’t have the power to just trump what Congress does.”
Earlier Monday, Obama’s team announced “that it would give midsized employers until 2016 to provide health insurance for their workers, delaying another key provision of the Affordable Care Act,” per Washington Examiner reporter Brian Hughes.