U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, charged President Barack Obama on Friday with a pattern of “lawlessness on a breathtaking scale,” which he said even liberal Democrats will come to regret when a future president seeks to exercise similar power.
Cruz, considered likely to run for president in 2016, told a gathering of about 600 people — mostly politicos and policy wonks who represent the heart and soul of the Texas conservative Republican leadership — that, from immigration to marijuana penalties to the health care law, the president has acted by executive fiat in defiance of the rule of law.
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