Rangel: ‘Gridlock’ necessitates that Obama use executive powers

Nicholas Ballasy
The Daily Caller
10/27/2011

New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel told The Daily Caller that “gridlock” in Congress has made it “necessary” for President Barack Obama to unilaterally implement mortgage refinancing and student loan programs without congressional authorization.

TheDC asked Rangel if he thinks there are other areas where Obama should bypass Congress.

“I do, but I don’t want it to be interpreted that I welcome the executive branch using their powers instead of having the legislative branch do it. It’s necessary now because it’s a gridlock between the president and the United States. I hope that is just so very, very unusual,” Rangel told TheDC after a rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday…

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