Republicans Consider Government Shutdown To Thwart Obama On Immigration

As President Barack Obama says he's prepared to use executive action and bypass Congress on immigration policy, a Republican leader on Sunday said his party could move to shut down the government, according to media reports. Several Republicans have said they were seeking alternatives to directly threatening the government shutdown, which Republican lawmakers admitted would be less than an ideal approach, Reuters reported. Republicans "are looking at different options about how best to respond to the president's unilateral action," South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune told "Fox News Sunday." "But my concern is shutting the government down doesn't solve the problem.... But we are having those discussions. We are going to continue to meet about this. I know the House leaders are talking about this. The Senate leaders are talking about it."

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