President Obama was on CBS’ Face the Nation, and spoke about his “legal authority” to push amnesty through without the consent and approval of Congress.
He said that he would like to work with Congress to get a bill passed so it is “more permanent”–but added that if no bill is worked out, he would single-handedly push an executive order through.
“Every day that I wait, we’re misallocating resources, we’re deporting people that shouldn’t be deported, we’re not deporting folks that are dangerous and need to be deported,” Obama said in the interview.
Speaking of the interview, Bob Woodward, a journalist and half of a duo that exposed the Watergate scandal, criticized the President’s remarks, saying that the President isn’t listening to what the American people are saying, and that the amnesty plan will not work:
“Obama is selling what happened in the midterm election and trying to put the best spin on it. I found the interview with Obama very revealing because he said, he’s going to reach out to the other side, to persuade and sell,” Woodward said. ”
“Now if you’re going to reach out to the other side on something, one of the things you want to do is listen. But we didn’t hear any of that. And what we heard is the continuous Obama line, ‘I’m heading in the right direction, this is right.’ No one knows better than Obama that all these powers are shared with Congress, and go it alone approach is just not going to work.”
Obama is facing a stark decision, and Americans aren’t holding back their ideas that he claims to hear:
Top priorities for a GOP Senate: repeal Obamacare, stop amnesty and balance the budget. #tcot
— Senate Conservatives (@SCF) November 5, 2014
The media skewed polls and claimed GOP would lose because they opposed Obamacare, amnesty and abortion. America just rejected the media — Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) November 6, 2014
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