During a recent appearance on Mark Levin’s syndicated radio talk show, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions weighed in on the importance of selecting a Republican presidential candidate who is serious about securing America’s borders and enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.
“And the American people and the Republican voters need to know exactly where their candidate stands on the issue,” he said.
Breitbart offered a recount of the in-depth interview, including Sessions’ tough advice for potential nominees too closely aligned with the pro-amnesty left.
“We have every right to demand of our candidates where they stand on this issue,” he said. “And if they are incorrect, they don’t need to get the nomination of the Republican Party.”
While the vetting process of any prospective candidate is thorough, he insisted that special attention must be paid to the record and rhetoric of everyone in the GOP field regarding the ongoing influx of illegals across America’s southern border.
Obama’s successor will play a significant role in the future of the nation’s immigration policy; however, Sessions noted that he is not going to merely bide his time until the current administration has come to an end. Threats of executive action and other methods to enforce de facto amnesty have threatened America’s safety and sovereignty, leading the Republican to join others in his party in standing up against such destructive polices.
“If implemented,” he affirmed earlier this week, “the president’s new executive actions would functionally end what little remains of interior immigration enforcement, giving free license to every person in the world – her today or planning to come tomorrow – to violate our immigration laws with impunity.”
Sessions: President’s planned exec amnesty would “invite a massive new wave of unimpeded illegality.” | http://t.co/MZTcC3wJd3
— Sen. Jeff Sessions (@SenatorSessions) August 13, 2014
Sessions has long been recognized as one of the GOP’s fiercest opponents of amnesty, leading talk radio firebrand Rush Limbaugh to sing his praises during a broadcast earlier this summer.
“What Jeff Sessions is doing is what the Republican Party at large should be doing,” he said. “He went to the floor of the Senate and he described the administration as lawless, said that they are engaging in lawless behavior.”
Such direct accusations have earned him the contempt of many on the other side of the aisle, Limbaugh noted.
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“They just can’t believe he would dare call the president of the United States lawless because of this immigration policy,” he concluded.