White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri defended President Obama's planned executive amnesty by saying it "doesn't" shred the Constitution:
Asked the MSNBC host, "What's your response to the Washington Post editorial that said that the president's frustration with Congress 'doesn't grant the president license to tear up the constitution'?"
"Well, it doesn't," Palmieri said as she laughed, "and that's not what he's doing. And whatever the steps he's going to take, you'll see, are well within his authority to do that and we'll have the legal justification to show that."
Palmieri, when asked the question again, went on to defend the president in a similar manner: "But it doesn't tear up the constitution. And you will see -- everyone will see that it doesn't."