Extortion is the crime of coercing someone to do something they ordinary would not do under threat of the abuse of one’s office or authority.
So the Republicans are telling President Obama to reverse his executive order and stop the deportation of some undocumented workers or they will use their office to withhold funding for a a body that would keep the American People safe from terrorism.
In other words, Republicans are saying “If you don’t do want we want, we will not protect the American People.”
How is this even acceptable? Who would vote for someone that would hold our safety HOSTAGE in order to get something, completely unrelated, that they want. Do these people actually care about the Americans? To me, this is proof that they do not.