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January 30th, 2014
06:15 PM ET

Rep. Ryan to Obama: You've got to go through Congress

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is pushing for executive orders and executive actions, going after goals he does not need Congress to accomplish.

But former Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, says the President's got to go through Congress.

"There's a difference between effectively using the bully pulpit to encourage good things in America and doing an end run around Congress," Ryan said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"It looks he is willing to circumvent the Constitution. The presidents do not write laws. That's what Congress does. That’s Congress’ job," said the Wisconsin congressman.

For more of our interview with Congressman Paul Ryan, including 2016 talk, check out the video above. For a web only discussion on the debt ceiling, click here.

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