(The Hill) — Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Monday accused President Obama of “shredding” the Constitution by imposing new rules last week that allow a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants set for deportation.

“I think he absolutely is,” West replied in an interview with the conservative website NewsMax when asked if he thought Obama was “shredding” the Constitution with the decision.

“I think he’s shredding his responsibilities as the president, and his respect and regard of the Constitution,” West added.