Rep. Steve King: Obama pushing 'ideology of Karl Marx'
© Greg Nash

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Wednesday said President Obama was working to force the socialist "ideology of Karl Marx" on the country.

“And his calculation is not what’s true and just and right or even good for America, it’s how he can exploit his power base and move our country to the left towards the ideology of Karl Marx, how far he can go and get away with it,” King said on “The Glenn Beck Program," according to BuzzFeed.

“There’s no conscience involved in this, no sense of duty to the Constitution or his oath to it,” he said. “He has kicked that completely sideways.”

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King’s remarks came as he criticized Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

Asked if Obama would heed a court ruling on immigration, King said it was unlikely even the Supreme Court could stop him.

“The president has contempt for Congress, he ignores Congress,” he said.

“Right now, they respect people in black robes and they think they know something the rest of us don’t,” he continued.

“If the president defies that, we shall see – but it moves him into emperor status if he can get away with it."

Obama’s executive action in 2014 providing deportation relief for eligible illegal immigrants is being challenged in federal court.

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE on Wednesday argued that the Obama administration’s measures did not go far enough.

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate promised she would “do everything possible under the law to go even further” that Obama previously had.

“We can’t wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship,” she said during a roundtable at a Nevada high school.

The White House on Wednesday defended Obama's actions, saying he had done all he could through executive action to push immigration reform.