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Republican Congressman Says House Might Censure President Obama

"We're gonna try everything in our power — we're gonna go forwards, really, on all fronts, whether it be a vote to defund, whether it be a lawsuit, might even get into censureship."

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Republican Rep. Lamar Smith said Thursday that censuring President Obama over his immigration executive orders is an option the House needs to consider.

Speaking with local radio, the Texas lawmaker said most of his House colleagues are in support of defunding the president's executive actions to delay the deportation of undocumented immigrants.

"That is, I, I'd say that a majority of the members of the House, most of my colleagues, want to defund anything to do with the president's executive orders that gave amnesty to 5 million people in the country illegally," said Smith. "We're gonna try everything in our power — we're gonna go forwards, really, on all fronts, whether it be a vote to defund, whether it be a lawsuit, might even get into censureship. These are all options that we need to consider. It's important that this is just the beginning, this is not the end."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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