President George W. Bush’s former senior advisor on Tuesday said that President Barack Obama was “some kind of political thug” because he suggested that it would be “unprecedented” for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the health care reform law.
During his show on Tuesday, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs asked Karl Rove how Obama was handling the possibility that the court might overturn all or part of the Affordable Care Act.
“Not too well,” Rove insisted. “This is a bad way to start off, looking like you are some kind of political thug at the White House threatening the Supreme Court and basically telegraphing to them, ‘You better uphold my law or there’s going to be political damage created and I’ll help do some of the creating.'”
“I thought it was very unpresidential and probably shows the mindset of what the president might do if it’s declared unconstitutional,” he added.
As Bush’s former top political adviser, Rove was also accused of strong-arm tactics like improperly firing U.S. Attorneys for their political beliefs and engineering laws against LGBT rights to turn out conservative voters.
Watch the video below from Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight, broadcast on April 4, 2012.
(H/T: Media Matters)