Representative Steve King boldly stated on Saturday that President Obama’s declaration that he would take executive action to deal with immigration reform would result in Republicans in the House of Representatives bringing impeachment trials. King’s argument seems to have more to do with the number of undocumented immigrants already living in the United States than with the actual prospect of reform.
There have been widespread and numerous debates over the best course of action regarding immigration reform on both sides of the aisle, but Republicans in the House of Representatives appear to be firmly against any kind of process that would result in reform. It has been almost a year since the comprehensive reform bill that was passed by the Senate hit a roadblock in the House, which is controlled by the Republican party.
Some members of the Democratic party have suggested that US lawmakers should give these undocumented immigrants a number of the benefits of citizenship, with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus strongly suggesting that work permits and amnesty are granted to any immigrants who have committed no other criminal offenses.
In an interview with Breitbart News, King warns that Obama taking executive action of this kind would result in impeachment trials. “From my standpoint, if the president [enacts more executive actions] then we need to bring impeachment hearings immediately before the House of Representatives,” King declared. “That’s my position and that’s my prediction.” Even Dan Pfeiffer, one of Obama’s advisers, says that he would not discount the possibility of such an event taking place.