Sharpton, on his left-leaning MSNBC show, PoliticsNation, got right to drilling down on Babeu's claims, questioning the content of a letter Babeu sent to Obama on January 16 -- and had spent all morning promoting.
In that letter, Babeu called out Obama for his "attempt to circumvent the Constitution of the United States," and reminded Obama that, as president, he is "not a dictator or a king who can act unilaterally and ignore our legislative process." Babeu said he is "gravely alarmed" by Obama's "actions and quest for unconstitutional power" because it " threatens the future of our sacred Republic and the Liberty we all hold so dear."
Sweet sounds, no doubt, to Tea Party-types cheering on Emperor Babeu and his new clothes. However, the flustered emperor eventually concedes on national television that Obama is not doing any of the things he cites in his letter.
Babeu admits to Sharpton that Obama has not actually issued any unconstitutional executive orders. And, that Obama is not actually acting like a dictator since he is proposing laws on gun-control that would have to be approved by federal lawmakers.
Watch the video below, which is followed by the low-lights if you're short on time.