Charles Krauthammer appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show this week to discuss Obama’s plans for amnesty by executive order.
Kelly, who is a lawyer, pointed out that we’re entering “uncharted waters” and that even Reagan’s famous amnesty was done with congress. Krauthammer concurred and pointed out that it’s an impeachable offense.
Transcript and video by the Washington Free Beacon:
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants was “an impeachable offense.”
Krauthammer said that prosecutorial discretion, which Obama is invoking to justify his executive action, is only meant for extreme cases in which one or two individuals are prevented from being deported.
“I believe it is an impeachable offense,” Krauthammer told Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Thursday.
“This idea of prosecutorial discretion is really a travesty. It is intended for extreme cases. for a case where you want to show mercy for individual or two where it’s unusual incident unusual circumstances and you say, okay, we’re going to give this person a pass. it was never intended to abolish a whole class of people subject to a law and to essentially abolish whole sections of a law.”
Krauthammer said Obama’s executive action threat resembles a South American dictator more than an American president.
“That’s the way the system is in Venezuela. If the the caudillo isn’t able to get stuff done through congress, he issues a decree and that’s it, and he’ll arrest anybody who gets in the way,” Krauthammer said. “The whole American system is designed that it has to be a collaboration between the Congress and the president. Congress has to pass it, he has to sign it. That’s the way the damn thing works.”
Watch the exchange:
Senator Ted Cruz has also been outspoken about Obama’s plan.
Mario Trujillo of The Hill reported:
Cruz: Obama immigration action would be ‘defiant of voters’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday characterized President Obama’s planned executive action on immigration as “angry and defiant of voters” following Republican wins in the midterm elections.
“I hope he does not do so. If he does, it would be wrong, it would be unconstitutional, and it would be angry and defiant of voters,” Cruz said Friday, following a speech in Austin outlining his position on a number of issues related to technology policy.
The Texas senator said if Obama goes through with the plan, “Congress will do everything humanly possible to stop them.” He declined to “game play” what tactics Republicans might use.
Cruz said he might even agree with some of the policy changes that Obama makes, including freeing up more work visas for the technology community. He noted that he has introduced a bill to expand the cap on high-tech visas.
It’s almost like Obama doesn’t care about the will of the voting public. Almost.
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