November 5th, 2014
09:09 PM ET

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: Pres. Obama is not trustworthy on immigration

One day after Republicans scored huge gains in the U.S. Senate and the House, President Obama gave a lengthy press conference and signaled he wants to work with the new Congress, but he also made it clear that if Congress didn't act quickly, he will and without their approval.

"I am eager to see what they have to offer but what I am not going to do is wait," Obama said in his first public remarks since the election. "Let's see what we can do lawfully through executive actions."

Senator Mitch McConnell, the presumptive majority leader promised cooperation, but he had a stern lecture for the president.

"Because of the strength of the veto pen, he could probably stay on the course he's on," McConnell said Wednesday.

With gridlock looking as locked in place as ever, what do Republicans need to do to make sure they don't lose their momentum and their chances for the White House in 2016.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Chairman for the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus says his party's election victory wasn't just based on a repudiation of the President's policies, but also an "acceptance of Republican policies and governance."

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  1. Collin Lamey

    This mid term election just reflects the failure of Barack Obama to deliver on the high expectation that The American people expected from him. All he did was talk. TALK IS CHEAP!!! What happened is nothing unusual in American politics. Every few years public sentiments shift. To me it's pure confusion on the part of the American electorate. When Obama took over from W. Bush, He had a Democratic Congress. For The Republicans to win the Presidency. All they need is a solid inclusive agenda because under Obama the rich has gotten richer and the poor has gotten poorer. There is no disputing that fact. If The Republicans can find a strong candidate, they will win The Presidency. I believe Jeb Bush would be their best candidate. I remember during The Trayvon Martin incident, he was willing to step forward to say what George Zimmerman did was not the intent of the law that he signed. Since that case was so racially polarizing, taking that stand was bold.

    November 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Reply

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