"Well, obviously, I’m no fan of Barack Obama,” Ryan said. "He’s my least favorite president."
James Madison, “the Father of the Constitution,” is his favorite, Ryan said, because of his devotion to the separation of powers. Madison developed the system of “checks and balances” that divides the executive, legislative and judicial responsibilities among the different branches of government.
“Madison’s the guy for me these days,” Ryan said.
“By thinking of James Madison as my favorite founder for the moment, I keep thinking about what is it we can do to reclaim the power of the purse, reclaim the separation of powers and the checks and balances,” he continued.
Republicans often argue that Obama has exceeded his executive authority.
I don't buy "Obama is weak" = annexation argument. I remember 2008, 1981, 1968, 1956. https://t.co/t6QNNgg46H— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) 2016, 2月 15