To restore constitutional governance, the president must reject the imperial power-grabs of his predecessors.
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that it would no longer defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act against a Texas legal challenge. This decision is wrong, full stop. The Department of Justice should defend American laws against legal challenge so long as there are non-frivolous arguments to mount in their defense. To do otherwise disrupts the constitutional order in part by imposing an extra-constitutional executive check on legislation duly passed through Congress.
So this is another “norm” and “value” transgressed by Trump administration, right? This is more evidence that Trump has gone rogue, right? Well, that’s what you think if you read the Washington Post.