Mitt Romney told radio talk show host Howie Carr if he were president, he would deport Obama’s illegal alien uncle. The 67-year-old Onyango Obama, whom the president refers to as “Uncle Omar,” was arrested for drunk driving after nearly ramming a policeman with his SUV in August. Romney, who did not recognize the name at first, said yesterday, “Well, if the laws of the United States say he should be deported, and I presume they do, then of course we should follow those laws.”
The latest Obama family immigration violation took place on Wednesday, August 24, outside a Framingham restaurant and bar known as The Chicken Bone.
Rep. Steve King, R-IA, threatened to call Uncle Omar before Congress, both to question his preferential treatment and to protest the president’s stealth amnesty policies.
“It appears there is a double standard — one for President Obama’s family and one for everyone else,” agreed Texas Congressman Lamar Smith in a press release.
Uncle Omar had been ordered deported to Kenya in 1992.
Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, also lived illegally in Massachusetts for decades after being ordered deported, receiving public housing and $700 a month in disability benefits at taxpayer expense. She was ultimately granted asylum by the same judge who had denied her petition a few years earlier.
Romney is far from a perfect candidate for president, but this is one area where he speaks for the grassroots of his party.