Rep. Steve King to Obama: Don’t Make Me Impeach You Over Immigration
House Republicans have made Iowa Congressman Steve King the point man on their immigration proposal and the power seems to have gone to his head. On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, the staunch conservative lawmaker warned President Obama: Don’t make me impeach you over immigration.
Speaking about the president’s plan to issue an executive order to stop the deportation of some illegal immigrants currently living in the United States, 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 simply 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 take 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,” King continued. “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.”
“You’re saying that if he were to do that, impeachment would be on the table?” Wallace asked.
“I think then we have to sit down and take a look at that,” King replied. “If that’s not enough to bring that about then I don’t know what would be. We’ve never seen anything in this country like a president who says I’m going to make up all the immigration law that I choose.”