Take for instance Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s latest comments where he suggested that if President Obama takes unilateral action on immigration, impeachment might be necessary.
During an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News, King said, “None of us want to do the thing that’s left for us as an alternative. But if the president has decided that he’s simple not going to enforce any immigration law or at least not against anybody except the felons, which essentially he has done already, this is a broader group of people, I think Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution, and that includes that i-word that we don’t want to say.”
“And I only say that now because I want to encourage the president, ‘Please don’t put America into a constitutional crisis. Please don’t do that. There’s too much at stake in this country to be decided that you can take over the Constitution and write it at will.’” King continued.
First, this notion that the president has ignored our immigration laws is preposterous. He’s on pace to deport more illegal immigrants than any other president in history. And the reason why these immigrant children have been brought into the United States is due to a law signed in 2008 by George W. Bush. So, in reality, he’s following the law.
And if you don’t believe me, just ask John Boehner.
But what’s so ridiculous about these comments by King is the fact that just the other day, because Republicans weren’t able to get anything done on immigration before going on vacation (shocking, I know), they published a statement imploring President Obama to act unilaterally on immigration to get something done.
Oh, and here we have a leading Republican suggesting impeachment is still possible even though the conservative narrative lately seems to be that Democrats are the ones who keep bringing up impeachment.
So to kind of summarize all of this insanity: Here we have a leading Republican in Steve King suggesting that he might support impeaching President Obama – for doing what several other Republicans (including the Speaker of the House John Boehner) implored him to do just a few days earlier.
And all of this is happening because President Obama is following a law that was signed by another Republican, George W. Bush.
This would all be absolutely hilarious if it were a skit on Saturday Night Live instead of real events that are actually happening within our government.
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