Boehner Statement Rips ‘Executive Amnesty’


Speaker John Boehner’s office released a statement Friday ripping President Obama for his plans to issue “executive amnesty” after the election, some of the strongest rhetoric the Ohio Republican has used on the topic to date.

The release, authored by spokesman Matt Wolking, says “Why will President Obama grant amnesty after the election? Because he knows the American people oppose it, and he doesn’t want his fellow Democrats to be held accountable on election day.”

The release continues:   

Speaker Boehner has been very clear that “There is a never a ‘right’ time for the president to declare amnesty by executive action.” And while the Speaker has long supported fixing our broken immigration system, he also told ABC News that if President Obama does what he is threatening to do, such unilateral action “would poison the well. And I’ve told the president this directly: if you want to get immigration reform done, and you want to get it right, don’t do things that will poison the well.”

It also notes that Obama himself declared that such action is illegal on numerous occasions in past years before reversing himself and moving forward on executive amnesty for “DREAMers” in 2012.


2 thoughts on “Boehner Statement Rips ‘Executive Amnesty’

  1. All the talk in the world doesn’t seem to have any effect on the outcome of what they want to happen. Lip service is just that, lip service and its put out there for the sheep to have something to bleat about at the water cooler and the shearing pen they are standing in!

  2. Nothing spells weasel like Boehner.

    One side of his mouth says, I hate Obama and Amnesty while the other side of his mouth says, Obama is doing the right thing as Americans are too lazy to work.

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