In a recent report from CBS News, the antics of President Obama on immigration reform could cause yet another government shutdown. In fact, the report states that in response to Obama’s plan to grant immunity and work permits to millions of illegal aliens, “Republicans in Congress are promising an all-out brawl in protest. And while GOP leaders say they don’t want to shut the government down if the president acts unilaterally on immigration, most are not taking anything off the table. South Dakota Sen. John Thune, a top Senate GOP leader, said Sunday that a government shutdown “doesn’t solve the problem,” but he acknowledged Republicans are “having those discussions.””
Republicans Try to Avoid Executive Action on Immigration
According to Fox News, “Republicans are looking at different options about how best to respond to the president’s unilateral action, which many people believe is unconstitutional, unlawful action on this particular issue.” As a matter of fact, “House Speaker John Boehner vowed Thursday to fight the president “tooth and nail” if he takes executive action on immigration, saying “all options are on the table” as the GOP plans a response.”
Threat of Shutdown Won’t Stop Obama
President Obama does not seem to be concerned over whether his immigration reform and /or executive action could cause a government shutdown. In a news conference which was held in Australia, the president stated that the threat of a shutdown would not affect the timing of any announcement he may make on immigration. “The main concern I have is over whether or not we get it right, “ he explained. According to Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-Louisiana, “The president shouldn’t shut down the government so that he can break the law.”
Democrats Agree With Obama
As usual, the Democrats stand in agreement with their president’s antics. As CBS explains, “Congressional Democrats, for the most part, have given the president the green light, saying House Republicans had more than enough time to pass a bill after a bipartisan group of Senators passed their own bill last June.”
What Do You Think?
Do you feel the president should push for his immigration reform, despite the fact that it could cause a government shut down? Why or why not? Feel free to comment below.