Harry Reid: Only a Democratic president can issue a proper executive order

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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said executive orders can only be executed properly and appropriately when a Democrat occupies the White House.

“We need a Democratic president for a number of reasons,” the Nevada Democrat said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters about climate change-related issues.

“We’ve learned over the last few years from trying to govern the country by executive order that there’s a lot that can be done legally with executive order,” Reid said, a reference to President Trump’s unilateral moves on immigration, climate, deregulation generally, and other issues. “Only the Democratic president can get that done.”

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