Chuck Todd: Republicans Who Worried About Rule of Law Under Obama Seem Pretty ‘Muted’ Now

“We begin tonight with the imperial presidency.”

Chuck Todd tonight said that Republican leaders seem a lot less interested in denouncing executive overreach and presidents who think they’re above the law.

Given what President Trump and people close to him have said about his pardon power, Todd revisited what Republicans like Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell said about the excesses of the executive branch under Obama vs under Trump.

Even the Trump criticism from Trey Gowdy, Todd said, is “small potatoes” compared to what he said under his predecessor:

“Republican leaders in Congress have prided themselves on being the ones that have been the upholders of the rule of law and they have denounced everything they saw as a power grab under the last administration. But the reaction from those same Republicans to this president’s imperial style of claims of executive power at best have been muted, to say the least.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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