This evening the Huffington Post reported that Iowa’s Steve King said, ” ‘all bets are off” about the fate of a continuing resolution to fund the government if President Barack Obama decides to unilaterally take action to provide deportations relief for undocumented immigrants.
“If the president wields his pen and commits that unconstitutional act to legalize millions, I think that becomes something that is nearly political nuclear,” King said, according to the Des Moines Register. “I think the public would be mobilized and galvanized and that changes the dynamic of any continuing resolution and how we might deal with that.” ‘
Which public is Representative King talking about. There are disagreements about immigration reform, but where are they discussions?
Reuters News Service is also reporting the conservatives in Congress are planning or another shutdown.
And Allen Clifton with the Forward Progressives begins a column with these insights.
“This is by far my favorite argument that I’ve seen coming from Republicans when it comes to pretty much anything. It’s so absurd that it just makes me wish for a moment I could be inside their heads, because I would love to see what reality is like on their planet. Because, based on comments such as those of Republican Rep. Steve King, many of them sure as heck aren’t living on this one. See, according to Rep. King, if the government does end up getting shut down it won’t be the fault of Republicans—it’ll all be President Obama’s fault. Let’s take a look at his “reasoning” for this: “So the House will make sure that the funds are available. And if the president should decide he’s going to shut down the government, it will never be the House of Representatives, if this happens it will be either an act of either Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate or the president or them working in conjunction with each other. If the president decides to shut the government down, it will be the equivalent of a political tantrum, saying ‘I will have my piece of signature legislation even if the American people reject it and I’ll punish you by shutting the government down if I don’t get my way.’”
It is time to give our Representative King a permanent vacation from government work and to elect candidate Jim Mowrer so someone sensible can sit down with other members of Congress and work to solve issues, rather than create more of them.