Liveblogging President Obama's Reaction to the Democrats' Epic Mid-Term Destruction
Major Garrett asks Obama to react to McConnell, who earlier said that executive order on amnesty would be "like waving a red flag in front of a bull." Garrett brings up the Keystone, the medical device tax, pretty much the whole GOP agenda that McConnell laid out earlier.
Immigration: Obama wants what he wants and will do what he'll do. Says those who oppose his exec action "deeply oppose immigration reform, in any form." Obama says he waited for a year, "did everything I could" to give the House "space to get something done." He has said "the executive actions that I take." He's going to do it, and he's threatening Congress -- do what I say, when I say it, or I'll just ignore you and do what I want.
That's not how the system is supposed to work, and he knows it. And he doesn't care about the election results. He dismisses that as "reading the tea leaves." He's setting up a constitutional showdown. It's going to be an interesting two years.