President Barack Obama is being deliberately divisive by planning a controversial executive action on immigration, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., told CNBC on Thursday.
"Once again we have a situation where the president is intentionally misleading the people, misdirecting, saying one thing and doing another, [and] setting himself up as some kind of judge and jury and executioner, which is not what you would expect in a democracy. It's what you would see in a dictatorship," Barrasso said in an interview with "Closing Bell."
On Thursday night, the president is expected to announce plans that will extend legal status to several million people who are relatives of green card holders or U.S. citizens. The move has prompted an outcry by Republicans.