During an interview with Breitbart, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said that the first executive order he would issue as president — Ha! — would be to “repeal all previous executive orders.”
Why? Because, according to him, you should have to “build consensus to pass things” and it “should be hard to pass a law.”
When asked about Rand’s comments however, an aide said that his comments were “not meant to be taken literally.”
“Senator Paul’s statement was meant to emphasize this president’s overt and unconstitutional executive orders, it was not meant to be taken literally,” Doug Stafford told The Huffington Post.
If Rand’s comments were merely a jab directed at the president, it means he was attacking the president’s use of executive orders by promising to issue the mother of all executive orders.
If you were to actually repeal all previous executive orders, you would repeal the order issued by President Harry Truman to desegregate the military among many other things over many decades.