Nov 21, 2014 5:29 PM
By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
Conservative Republicans who watched President Barack Obama's bold move on immigration are now seeing red.
"As far as I'm concerned, he's really pushing Republicans to go forward with impeachment and I honestly believe what he's doing there goes against our Constitution, it's illegal, it's unauthorized, he should be impeached,'' said Londonderry Republican State Rep. Al Baldasaro.
Baldasaro says he couldn't stomach Obama quoting scripture to defend an executive order that erases the threat of deportation for four million who came here illegally.
"You know what surprised me? It was him using the prayer, or the Bible because when does he ever use the Bible. They have been stepping on Christian rights since he's been the President for years and years and years. All of a sudden he wants to use the Bible. Disgrace,'' he continued.
Dunbarton State Rep. J.R. Hoell said the president's actions were illegal, unconstitutional and an insult to the legislative branch of government.
``Too much has gone on, right? There's too many issues over the last six years that needed to be addressed and haven't been.
We don't have a King here, we have a President. He is to enforce the laws that Congress puts forward not the laws he wants to run,'' Hoell said.
Gov. Maggie Hassan called Obama's move a temporary action and not a long term solution. She said we need Congress to step up and work together to find a bipartisan solution.
In the meantime, William Hinkle, her spokesman, said she's exploring what actions individual states can take with these newly classified, illegal immigrants who have been in the country for at least five years.
According to independent analysts, it appears Obama's presidential order allows individual state governors and legislatures to spell out privileges this target group might have such as being able to get a driver's license.
If New Hampshire conservative reaction is any indication, don't look for any Kumbaya campfire between both parties on Capitol Hill any time soon.
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