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Mike Lee: There Will Be No Government Shutdown

Mike Lee: There Will Be No Government Shutdown

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,”  Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said President Barack Obama needs to “respect the the rule of law,” and not go ahead with his plan to issue amnesty for upwards of 5 million people already living in the United States but he added the GOP response will not be “heading into a government shut down.”

Lee said “We’re not heading into a government shut down, there are a lot of reasons for that. One has to do with the fact that this president has a few options in front of him. Now he can listen to the American people who have just spoken just weeks after he said that his policies will be on the ballot. One of those policies was in fact possible executive action on amnesty. He can listen to the American people, which I think would be good. Or he can turn away from what the American people have said. Ultimately this congress is congress that neither republican or democratic it’s the American people’s congress. Congress is going to stand up to the president and the American people expect him to do that. 74% of those who voted in last week’s election oppose the president taking this kind of unilateral executive action. And I think even if he doesn’t respect elections, he at least needs to respect the rule of law. Ours is not a government of one, he doesn’t have the legislative power.”

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