President Obama, right, and French President Francois Hollande, center, tour the grounds of...
President Obama made what turned out to be an ill-timed joke while visiting Monticello with French President Francois Hollande.
"That's the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want," Obama joked while walking to a typically off-limits terrace at the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Va., according to a pool report.
Reporters received the email shortly after the
Treasury Department announced that it would again delay the Obamacare employer mandate for midsized businesses until 2016.
Mike Lee, R- Utah, said Obama does not have the authority to make such a change to the law.
"He is not an emperor," Lee told the
Washington Examiner. "He is not a super-legislature. And he doesn't have the power to just trump what Congress does."