Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich joined syndicated radio host Sean Hannity on Tuesday to discuss the president's decision to end President Obama's 'DREAM' Act program, unless Congress chooses to renew it.
NEWT GINGRICH: I thought it was a very effective solution to a hard problem. The president knew --all of his senior lawyers had told him-- it is unconstitutional. He campaigned on it being unconstitutional. The vice president, as governor of Indiana, instructed the Attorney General of Indiana to join the lawsuit saying it was unconstitutional. He couldn't turn around and suddenly say he didn't mean it.
On the other hand, you do have 690,000 people who would be affected overnight if he just jerked the rug out, and the big argument about Constitutionality is that Congress didn't pass it. Nobody disagrees that if Congress were to actually pass an appropriate law, and the president were to sign it, it would be all fine in terms of legality. You could argue about the policy, but it would certainly be legal