Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the federal appeals court ruling that refused to lift a temporary hold on the president's executive actions on immigration is "a problem" for Republicans.

“For the Republicans, you know, it's a problem,” the syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor said.  “It's like the case going forward on Obamacare and the thing about the exchanges and the subsidies.”

Krauthammer added that “if somehow this would be completely tossed out, then the question will be, 'well, what's your plan on immigration reform, if anything?' I think, up until now you can say, 'well, it's in the hands of the courts, but at a certain point it's not going to be and you're going to have to answer."