Smith took particular issue with new rules he said the Obama administration is putting in place to slow the deportation of illegal immigrants. 

Smith suggested that Republicans who control the House might call oversight hearings to embarrass the president into following the will of Congress. 

“We can pull in administration officials, make them testify under oath, find out what’s going on, try to embarrass the president and push back and get the American people on our side,” Smith said. 

“[F]rankly, the long-term solution if you don’t like what the president’s doing is you have an opportunity in a year and a half to change presidents — and that’s ultimately where the answer is.”