On Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio program on Thursday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reacted to President Barack Obama’s anticipated executive action on immigration policy.
Sessions, an outspoken critic this White House’s handling of immigration, argued against measures of “last resort” like impeachment.
Instead, he said the Congress should find ways to use the power of the purse to stop this action that wouldn’t necessarily result in a government shutdown.
“The Congress will have funded the government and the president will be so determined to execute his plan that would he veto funding for the government over this small issue,” Sessions explained. “I don’t think he would do that. He certainly should not do that. It would be unthinkable that he would do that. So we need to explain clearly to the American people what’s at stake and why Congress took the responsible action to protect the rule of law and the constitutional order and to also to execute policies that the American people clearly support and voted on in this last election.”
“The president is not happy with the American people,” he continued. “He’s not happy with the American Congress – the American people’s Congress that rejected his amnesty proposal as he pushed them. So now he says ‘you didn’t act so I’m going to act.’ That’s not right. Congress did act because it considered his proposals and rejected them.”
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