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Ted Cruz: Obama is 'defiant and angry at the American people'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) continues to argue that President Obama's forthcoming action on immigration is unconstitutional, writing in Politico that he is acting "like a monarch."

"He is defiant and angry at the American people," Cruz writes. "If he acts by executive diktat, President Obama will not be acting as a president, he will be acting as a monarch."

Obama will announce executive action on immigration in a speech Thursday night. Cruz suggests that Republicans respond by blocking virtually all judicial nominees and withholding funds for Obama's immigration plan by passing piecemeal government spending bills.