“President Obama should know that it is the courts, not the executive branch, that has the authority to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress, especially considering that he agreed to this provision and signed the law himself,” Scalise said in an emailed statement.

“The President does not have the option of choosing which laws he will follow and which he will ignore,” he continued.

Scalise said that Obama’s backtracking on the czar issue will make future talks on spending and the budget more difficult.