Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted President Obama’s “fear mongering” on the sequester as the reason that the air traffic controllers union is now threatening a potential shutdown of airport runways.

Napolitano said, “This is part of the president’s fear mongering. This is part of his efforts. Now, he’s conscripted his friends in the labor unions to scare the daylights out of the public.”

The judge pointed out that the sequester is not a decrease in spending, but rather a decrease in the rate of increase in spending.

“The American people have the right to know the president is creating a monstrosity over this sequester that was originally his idea.”