Obama has threatened to act unilaterally by year-end to change immigration policy, an appallingly brazen statement given that the policies of this president just cost his party the Senate. Americans have clearly rejected the policies of Barack Obama and are in no mood for any unilateral action from a president held in such shockingly low esteem.
It did not take long for things to turn ugly in Washington. The WSJ clearly lays out the immigration battle lines here. It is preposterous to conclude from the recent election that Americans voted to have the politicians work together. The voters voted against Barack Obama and his policies, period. There is good reason the man was not seen on the campaign trail in support of Democrat candidates for Senate.
A half-dozen Republican senators, including Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas, wrote to Mr. Reid to demand that the Senate block Mr. Obama’s move. They vowed to “use all procedural means necessary” to address the matter.
Separately, Sens. Cruz and Mike Lee (R., Utah) said they would question Loretta Lynch, Mr. Obama’s nominee for attorney general, about whether his plans on immigration are “constitutional and legal.” In the House, Rep. Mo Brooks (R., Ala.) said he supports filing a lawsuit against Mr. Obama over the expected immigration action.
Conservatives said they aren’t concerned about accusations of prompting a government shutdown, because they believe voters endorsed their views on immigration. “They’re tired of the president circumventing Congress,” said Rep. Randy Weber (R., Texas), “They’ve given us, Republicans, both houses” of Congress.
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