Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas unfavorably compared President Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln and Saddam Hussein on Tuesday night.
The Republican freshman appeared on Fox News’ On The Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss how he would try impeach Obama if the President attempted to use an executive order to enact new gun control laws.
“He is saying he is going to issue 19 executive orders,” Stockman explained to Greta Van Susteren. “If it breaches his authority into legislation which impedes on the Constitution, we have the right to take different steps to counter that. A lot of people are frustrated with Republicans not fighting back, and I was too when I was on the sidelines. I got involved with Congress, I said enough is enough, and we need to stand up and fight. I said these kinds of tools are available to us, and we’re going to use every tool possible to fight an administration which wants to abrogate the Constitution.”
Stockman said Obama “feels like he is Abraham Lincoln,” referring to the former president’s controversial use of executive orders.
At the end of the interview, Stockman awkwardly interjected that Obama was “even using children.”
“Reminds me of Saddam Hussein, when he used kids,” he said with a laugh.
“Well, I think that is just a little bit of a stretch,” Van Susteren replied.
Stockman released a statement on Monday threatening to use “any means necessary” to thwart the President’s alleged plan to infringe American’s Second Amendment rights.