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November 7th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Dem. lawmaker: Obama should go forward on immigration action

(CNN) – One day after Republicans routed Democrats in the midterm elections, President Obama vowed executive action on immigration if Congress does not act, a move Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says he supports.

"The President is in a position where he has said he's going to do something, and I think he feels that he needs to do this," said Hoyer.

"I know there's strong feeling on their side of the aisle about the President's taking executive action, vis-a-vis immigration, but the President is right," said the Maryland Democrat.

Hoyer attended the lunch Obama hosted for congressional leaders Friday, and said there is potential for tangible, bipartisan accomplishments.

"Both sides made it very clear that they don't want to simply be throwing bricks at one another for two years as has been the case," Hoyer said.

For more of our interview with Rep. Steny Hoyer, check out the video above.

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