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Charles Krauthammer Breaks Down Why Court's Immigration Ruling Might Be a 'Problem' for Republicans


"For the Republicans it's a problem."

Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday explained why he thinks a court ruling that upheld an injunction against parts of President Barack Obama's executive immigration action might be a "problem" for Republicans.

The syndicated-columnist contended that if the measure "goes up the chain" to the Supreme Court, it will ultimately be defeated.

"For the Republicans it's a problem," he said. "It's like the case going forward on ObamaCare and the thing about the exchanges and the subsidies. The problem is what happens if you win? Because if you win then the issue gets thrown back into the political arena."

That's when Krauthammer said things will become tough for the GOP.

"Here, if somehow this would be completely tossed out, then the question will be 'what's your plan on immigration reform,' if anything," Krauthammer said.

"I think up until now, you can say, 'well it's in the hands of the courts,'" Krauthammer added. "But at a certain point it's not going to be and you're going to have to answer."

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