Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” the chairman of House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), said President Barack Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to upwards of 5 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States is a “threat to our democracy,” but he promised the GOP would not shut down the government.
McCaul said, “I think it hurts the situation, it poisons the well going in to new congress. The American people have spoken in the election and one of the first things out of the box he grants amnesty to five million people.” adding, “I think this is bit of threat to our democracy, regardless of where you stand on this issue, I understand it’s emotional issue but right way to do this and wrong way to do it. I think the right way is work with congress to get real results and solutions.”
“I want to make one thing very clear. We’re not going to shut the government down. but we are going to shut down this president and his actions as it pertains to granting amnesty to five million people.” he added.