Rep. King: Little Hope ‘Congress Can Pass a Law That the President Will Respect’

By Eric Scheiner | August 8, 2014 | 11:36 AM EDT

Rep. Steve King (R.-Iowa) (AP Photo)

( - In a video for a social media site Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) says, “I don’t have high hopes that Congress can pass a law the president will respect.”

King’s video was posted earlier this week on the social media site

“We have a president that’s lawless,” King says. “A president who refuses to enforce the law. He refuses to be bound by the law, he refuses even to be bound by the law that his name on it called ObamaCare - that has his signature on it - Barack Obama. So I don’t have high hopes that Congress can pass a law that the president will respect.”

In the video King calls measures the House passed last month to rein in IRS spending “messaging”.

“A lot of this is messaging. Messaging to the Obama administration, to the American people, to the IRS,” King says.

“We have to keep messaging. But in the end, we have to join with the American people to defend our Constitution.”

Last month the House passed a measure preventing the IRS from spending any money in the next year on bonuses for IRS officials. The House also passed several amendments removing over $1 billion from the IRS’s enforcement budget.

The White House issued a veto threat on the legislation, saying it shortchanges the IRS and impedes implementation of ObamaCare.

Eric Scheiner
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