McConnell: 'We're Pretty Unhappy' About Obama's Immigration Mandate
June 18, 2012 - 10:21 AM
But King is one of the few Republicans talking about a lawsuit.
On Monday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was asked what Congress will do about the Executive Branch setting mandatory immigration policy without congressional authority.
"Well, one thing -- we thing it ought to require legislative action," McConnell told Fox News anchor Martha McCallum. "The way you get these things done is to have a bipartisan discussion."
McCallum persisted: "But if the White House has gone around Congress in a way that is not above-board, is Congress going to hold the White House's feet to the fire on this and force them to go through Congress, is my question."
"Well, that would require court action, I assume," Sen. Mitch McConnell told Fox News on Monday. "But yeah, I think we're pretty unhappy with the fact that they have now decided to do something they claimed they couldn't legally do a year ago."
McConnell said Obama's decision "raises quite a suspicion that this is all just about trying to ingratiate himself with Hispanic voters."
On Friday, Rep. King told radio host Mike Huckabee, "I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy."
You plan to sue the administration? Huckabee asked. “That is correct,” King said.