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Senator ridicules Obama for not signing amnesty order

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., a leading opponent of President Obama’s move to provide amnesty for as many as five million illegal immigrants, expressed astonishment Monday, and ridiculed the administration, for not actually issuing an executive order proclaiming that amnesty.

    In remarks made at the Washington office of the government-watchdog group Judicial Watch, Sessions said, “I guess they just whispered in the ear of [DHS Director] Jeh Johnson over at Homeland Security, ‘Just put out a memo. That way we don’t have to enforce the law.’”

    The news that Obama had never signed an order was broken by WND Senior Staff Writer Jerome Corsi last week.

    As a result of the president’s use of a memo instead of an official order, the senator observed, “We don’t even have a really significant, direct, legal direction that we can ascertain, precisely what the president is doing. It’s a stunning event in my view.”

    The senator believes the result was “the creation of a new, alternative immigration system” despite the fact the president “is not empowered to do that.”

    Sessions noted the president had publicly acknowledged more than 20 times in recent years that he did not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally implement amnesty, and as the senator read excerpts of Obama’s own words, members of the audience laughed aloud at how much those words differed from the president’s actions.

    The president should simply uphold the Constitution as it is, Sessions said, “not as he wishes it would be.”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/senator-...gning-amnesty-exec-order/#BX3adkTWOsZs9wsq.99
  2. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2002
    Jeff Sessions for President! I don't think that there is a signature because the Dems have a lot of their own saying that it is illegal. There will be a court challenge.

    However, Obama agrees with Nixon that "If the president does it, that means it's not illegal."