Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said Wednesday that the country has moved from “King George to King Barack” while discussing Republican efforts to block President Obama's policies on immigration.


“We are no longer governed by the rule of law, but we are being governed by the rule of rulers. We have gone from King George to King Barack. This has got to stop,” the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee said on “The Mark Davis Show.”

He slammed what he called Obama’s “unconstitutional power grab.”

“It is a debate about the Constitution, it is a debate about the rule of law,” he said. “And we all know we have a president who has an infamous phone, he has an infamous pen, he just lacks a copy of the Constitution.”

He said that congressional Republicans had to take the time “to make sure that the American people have the facts” about their effort, lest their opponents paint it as another plan to shut down the government.

The comments came as House and Senate Republicans huddled in Hershey, Pa., for a retreat. On Wednesday, the House passed measures that would fund the Department of Homeland Security through September and roll back several administration policies related to immigration — including a late-2014 executive order granting legal status to as many as five million immigrants here illegally.