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Steve King: Obama Moves US Toward 'Ideology of Karl Marx'

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 06:28 PM

Rep. Steve King said Wednesday that he thinks President Barack Obama is trying to push the United States toward the "ideology of Karl Marx."

According to BuzzFeed News, the Iowa Republican made the comments on Glenn Beck's radio program.

"The president has contempt for Congress, he ignores Congress," King said when asked whether Obama would disregard court orders pertaining to his executive action on immigration.

"He has taught the Constitution, but he defies his own words, and he's defied Article 1, the legislative branch, the Congress, but he hasn't yet in a clear way defied the courts. If he gets a bad decision — well, it's one he disagrees with — on Obamacare, if he gets a bad decision on immigration and defies the courts, who knows how the public will respond to this."

King then talked more about immigration, a hotly debated topic in recent months after Obama took actions last fall that effectively granted amnesty to as many as 5 million undocumented people living in the U.S.

A court put the order on hold in February, but the Obama administration has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the immigration order as the parties await a final ruling.

"Right now, they respect people in black robes and they think they know something that the rest of us don't," King said. "If the president defies that, we shall see — but it moves him into emperor status if he can get away with it.

"His calculation is not what's true and just and right or even good for America, it's how can he exploit his power base and move our country to the left towards the ideology of Karl Marx, how far can he go and get away with it. There's not conscience involved in this, no sense of duty to the Constitution or his oath to it."

A report this week said the GOP had basically given up its organized fight against Obama's immigration orders. Republicans approved funding for the orders earlier this year to end a brief government shutdown.

Hillary Clinton, who is running for president as a Democrat, sided with the administration this week by saying she supports a path to "full and equal citizenship."

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