Steve King: Obama Executive Action On Immigration Could Trigger ‘I’ Word

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August 3, 2014 10:22 a.m.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) refused to utter the word “impeachment” on Sunday, but warned that if President Obama used executive action to defer more deportations of undocumented immigrants, it might be the only option left for Congress.

“None of us want to do the thing that’s left for us as an alternative,” King said on “Fox News Sunday” when host Chris Wallace asked if Obama delayed more deportations could lead to impeachment.

“I think Congress has to sit down, have a serious look at the rest of this constitution, and that includes that ‘i’ word that we don’t want to say,” King continued, explaining that executive actions would trigger impeachment talk. “And I only say that now on this program because I want to encourage the president, ‘Please don’t put don’t put America into a constitutional crisis.'”

When Wallace pressed King on whether impeachment was “on the table,” King echoed his concerns on immigration.

“Where would we draw the line otherwise? If that’s not enough to bring that about, then I don’t know what would be,” he said. “We’ve never seen anything in this country like a president that says, “I’m going to make up all immigration law that I choose, and I’m going to drive this thing regardless of the resistance in Congress.'”

King has called for impeachment before, though most Republicans in the House say that they don’t want to impeach the President.

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