What are Republicans to do?
The expectation around Obama’s immigration announcement tonight is just as big as what Republicans might do to counteract it.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell say they don’t want a government shutdown.
Whether Congress can use spending bills to defund the immigration agency that would carry out Obama’s immigration order, it’s not quite clear.
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama says there’s no doubt about it.
Representative Steve King of Iowa says “we can shut them down.”
House Republicans have explored withholding funds for the Justice Department and Homeland Security, but U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services pays for itself by collecting fees.
Obama’s executive action could also lead to a deadlocked Congress.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said if Obama doesn't back down, Republicans could block Obama’s nominees in the Senate.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is among the republicans considering a potential lawsuit.
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