WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) reinforced that Republican distrust of President Barack Obama is rooted in executive overreach from the administration.

Sen. Ayotte told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Obama administration’s mishandling of the Affordable Care Act is further evidence of government failure, with immigration reform showing another area where House Republicans have little faith in federal enforcement.

“When you do big things poorly like this administration has done with Obamacare, you can understand with a complex issue like immigration reform that there’s a lot of lack of trust among House Republicans and other Republicans,” New Hampshire Republican, Ayotte, told CBS News.

“It’s related to Obamacare and the disastrous roll out because, let’s think — immigration means a lot of complex things. In addition to that, the administration is issuing executive orders to change the law very frequently. I think there’s a trust deficit that’s related. Then the president came out in The State of the Union talked about more executive orders that certainly I think didn’t help the situation,” said Ayotte.

Ayotte was one of fourteen GOP members who voted in favor of what she called the “not perfect” Senate bill on immigration reform.

She stressed that immigration should be a bipartisan topic, with issues of national security and the economy at stake.


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