Reminder: Obama wasn’t so fond of hiding behind executive privilege in 2007
FLASHBACK: VIDEO: Obama In 2007 Decried The Use Of Executive Privilege "To Hide Behind" http://t.co/Z5YjkE5W
— Kirsten Kukowski (@kakukowski) June 20, 2012
After President Obama asserted executive privilege to bury subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents today, the Republican National Committee tweeted a 2007 video in which candidate Obama decried the use of executive privilege.
GOP rapid response for the win.
GOP quickly tweeting out Obama comments from 2007 where he criticizes Bush White House claim of Executive Privilege
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 20, 2012
In the video clip, Larry King asks Obama, “Do you favor executive privilege?”
Here’s the meat of his answer:
There’s been a tendency of this administration to try to hide behind executive privilege every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taking place. And I think the administration would be best served by coming clean on this.
Privilege for me, but not for thee.