During a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest fielded questions from reporters over Obama’s plans for executive amnesty, which he is expected to announce Thursday evening. When asked about the legality of granting 5 million illegal immigrants amnesty, Earnest had a response reminiscent of Nancy Pelosi’s philosophy that the Affordable Care Act must be passed so that the American people can find out exactly what it entails. “We’ll have ample opportunity to discuss legal basis for the president’s executive actions once he’s announced them,” stated Earnest.
Responding to criticism from Republicans over the President’s executive amnesty plans, Earnest said, “Their most recent statement referred to ‘Emperor Obama.’ The fact of the matter is the president is somebody who is willing to examine the law, review the law and use every element of that law to make progress for the American people and if that is something that the Republicans are critical of then that’s maybe a criticism the president wears with a badge of honor.”
In February of last year, Obama famously said, “I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.” Just one month earlier, he said in an interview, “I think it is important to remind everybody that, as I said I think previously, and I’m not a king. I am the head of the executive branch of government. I’m required to follow the law.” Of course, we all know how well Obama keeps his word.
ABC reporter Jonathan Karl pressed Earnest regarding those comments during a press briefing on Tuesday, asking, “Does the president still stand by what he said last year when he said, ‘I am not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.’ Is that still operative?” Earnest replied that it “absolutely” is, proving that he is no more than Obama’s paid liar. “Not a king, either?” asked Karl, prompting laughter from other reporters. “That’s right,” Earnest responded.
In a statement on Tuesday, Senator Jeff Sessions referred to the same Obama quote, writing, “President Obama previously said he could not issue an executive amnesty because ‘I’m the President of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.’ Well, apparently we now have an ‘Emperor of the United States.’”
Republican House Speaker John Boehner also denounced Obama’s amnesty plans. “If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his Constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for Congressional action on this issue – and many others,” Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement. Boehner’s staff also released a list of 22 times the President has said that he has limited powers and cannot act on his own.
Obama is a tyrannical leader who holds no regard for upholding the Constitution or executing the will of the people. Let us know how you feel about his plans for executive amnesty in the comments section.