When he was saying what a mistake it was to sign the EO over the vaccine, he was asked if he would sign an EO as President and he said No he never will. Some of the others said no to signing EO’s too. I don’t hate Perry.....I just think he should stay in Texas and finish his job for the state. He needs to think about his policies and perhaps come back in 2020 after 8 years of the Republican candidate....hopefully with proving that he is against illegal aliens like taking back the illegal bennies that he is giving. That would be a start.
But Perry added in a comment to Rep. Paul that had no principled objection to using executive orders to legislate, citing as an example the Obama healthcare law passed by Congress. "Let me address Ron Paul just a minute by saying I will use an executive order to get rid of as much of Obamacare as I can on day one."In the article, Ron Paul promises to "never use an EO to legislate", but did say he'd use EOs for legitimate presidential functions.
I would note that the "EO to legislate" was the author of the article, not Perry -- I think since Obamacare legislation allows the executive to execute most of the law, that it would not be "legislating" to use EOs to grant waivers, or to rule that it is unconstitutional and won't be enforced until the courts rule.
If so, it may be that he said he wouldn't use an EO to legislate, but I can't actually find any place where he said that either, so that would be speculation on my part.