McConnell Should Not Capitulate on Defunding Obama Amnesty

“Senate Democrats are demanding that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abandon his pledge to block funding for President Obama’s unlegislated illegal alien amnesty program in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. In a letter to McConnell, Democrats are urging that House language defunding the president’s amnesty proposal be stripped, and that the Senate approve a “clean” spending bill,” noted FAIR in a press release yesterday.

“‘What the Senate minority is demanding is the antithesis of a ‘clean’ DHS Appropriations bill, and McConnell must not capitulate,’ said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). ‘What the Democrats are seeking is a dirty bill that actually funds the President’s executive amnesty. It allows the administration to divert money and manpower from the department’s primary responsibilities — securing the homeland and enforcing our immigration laws — to carrying out a massive amnesty program that was never authorized by Congress.'”

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    The new GOP and Senate best do what they articulated they would do or else they will lose all credibility and support. Obama’s amnesty is unlawful and against everything that our Constitution stands for he knows it and Congress knows it plain and simple

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    The RINO’s like McConnell will not wish to do what they promised during the campaigning willingly, they will have to be forced to do so. They already don’t want to deport the illegals, defund the amnesty, repeal Obamacare or anything else they promised. If they don’t they can get ready for another round of losses for the mainstream liberal Republicans come 2016. The people are finally awake and serious about what they want. Damn the go-along-to-get-along liberals in office.

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    mechanicalengineer on

    I think the Republicans should play hardball, but do so wisely. There are many issues and the press is inclined to present the story the way they usually do.