President Barack Obama has so ignored the principles of the Constitution that Americans are now “living under a government of tyranny,” Tom DeLay, the former Texas congressman and House Speaker says.

“[T]he Constitution creates a government that reflects the principles given to us in the Declaration of Independence. [It] can only survive and can only carry us into the future if you have people that believe in those principles … and protect the separation of powers,” DeLay told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“What we have now is a president who has accelerated the progressive movement that started back with Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson … to such an extent that I now can tell you that we’re living under a government of tyranny.

“When you have a president that is cruel and unfair to the people using his powers to undermine the Constitution of the United States [in order] to create a … monarchy within the presidency, and ignores the Congress or the judicial branch, you have tyranny.”