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Rep. Jeb Hensarling: 'We Have Gone From King George to King Barack'

By    |   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 05:36 PM

Rep. Jeb Hensarling says America's moved from "King George to King Barack," slamming the president's sweeping executive action shielding millions of illegal aliens as "an unconstitutional power grab."

"We are no longer governed by the rule of law, but we are being governed by the rule of rulers," the Texas Republican, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said on radio on "The Mark Davis Show."

"We have gone from King George to King Barack. This has got to stop."

Hensarling's critique came the same day the GOP-controlled House voted to undo Obama's immigration policies; the Wednesday vote was on a broad bill providing nearly $40 billion to finance the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the budget year.

"It is a debate about the Constitution, it is a debate about the rule of law," he said of Republicans' opposition to the immigration move, adding Obama's executive orders were an "unconstitutional power grab."

"And we all know we have a president who has an infamous phone, he has an infamous pen, he just lacks a copy of the Constitution."

He told the Dallas radio show that Republican lawmakers want to make certain voters understand the congressional move, and that it is not another plan to shut down the government.

Meanwhile, Breitbart reports California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, a proponent of immigration reform, said Thursday he's part of a working group laying the groundwork, and that top-ranking Republicans are supportive.

"I think leadership’s commitment is not only to bring up immigration reform, but to bring it up in multiple different bills. The question is the timing of that and the sequence of those bills," he said, Breitbart reports.

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