At the House Judiciary Committee meeting today, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) warned Democrats and others who support President Obama's executive action on immigration that a day will come when they regret undermining the rule of law.

"You may benefit from the president’s failure to enforce the law today, but I’ll make you this promise: There will come a day where you will cry out for the enforcement of the law. There will come a day where you long for the law to be the foundation of this Republic. So you be careful what you do with the law today, because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever."

Gowdy went "On The Record" with Greta Van Susteren to explain what he was trying to achieve with his strongly-worded comments today.

"I just don't like it when either side plays games with the rule of law, because it is the most unifying, equalizing force we have in our culture," Gowdy said, adding that he would say the exact same thing to Republicans.

Gowdy asserted that Obama waited until after the midterm election to issue his executive order because the president had so little confidence that it was the right thing to do.

"The Democrats are benefiting more from this as an issue than as a resolved issue."

Watch more from Rep. Gowdy above.