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November 19th, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Impeachment? How far will GOP go to stop Obama's immigration move?

(CNN) – President Obama is expected to take executive action on immigration Thursday. While Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says the House will review Obama's policy, he is already slamming the President's move as unconstitutional.

"I'm confident that it's going to be unconstitutional and the reason I say that is because the President would have acted by now if he'd had executive way to do what he wants to do," King said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Asked if Republicans would be willing to shut down the government over this issue, King deflected, saying House Republicans could hold back funding for Obama's action on immigration.

"We're prepared to cut off any funding that would implement or enforce his unconstitutional act, presuming that stipulation is unconstitutional," King said.

The Iowa Republican listed more serious reactions, including an act of censure against Obama, and even impeaching the President.

"We have constitutional authority to do a string of things. That would be the very last option, but I would not rule it out," King said.

For more of our interview with Rep. Peter King, check out the video above.

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