“We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution to give amnesty to approximately five million illegal immigrants. Five million.”
— President Donald Trump
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) continues to make a fool of himself by opposing the President on things that the vast majority of Republicans (and many Democrats and Independents) side with the President on, like illegal immigration.
Senator Flake has been hammering President Trump with criticism for months now, and this past week has been no different. On Monday, after the White House had announced that they would be putting an end to Obama’s DACA amnesty, Flake once again took up his assault on our President.
Flake argues that the President should leave Obama’s DACA (or Dreamer) amnesty in place allowing the illegal children of illegal aliens to continue living in the USA despite their illegal status.
Congress needs to take immediate action to protect #DACA kids.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) September 1, 2017
I have a suggestion for Flake – instead of Trump keeping DACA in place, he should repeal it and tell Congress to pass legislation effectively creating a legal path for DACA. The President should not have the power to singlehandedly rewrite American law, which is what Obama’s DACA did. If the legislature believes DACA to be a good thing, they should simply write it into law… but they won’t. Which is why Flake wants the President to leave it alone.
See, Flake and other RINO’s like John McCain, don’t want to do their jobs. They don’t want to write laws like DACA because they know that their constituents would fire them and elect new legislators. So instead, they cowardly pass the legislation buck to the President.
President Trump shouldn’t give them the satisfaction. He should continue with his DACA repeal immediately, and force the legislature to take on the issue themselves… if they’re brave enough to do it. Which they’re not.
Watch as Flake continues to prove that he deserves to be fired:
CNN’s Dana Bash: Senator, the president said he is going to make a decision soon. Why should he go back on this promise, which was very popular among Republicans in places like your state?
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ): Because it would be the right thing to do to go back on a promise. Obviously, you hope that presidents keep some of their campaign promises and you hope that they ignore others. This is one that he ought to ignore.
There are 800,000 DACA kids, kids who were brought across the border. The median age, I think, is 6 years old for those 800,000 when they came across the border. They should not be punished for the sins of their parents. That’s just the basic principle that we ought to follow here.
They are in — either in school or have graduated and are working. Almost all of them, I think 90-some percent of them, are in the work force. To remove them from the country, to split up families like this, is just not the way we ought to go.
Dana Bash: And, Senator, if the president says that he will extend the protections for dreamers, but do it in exchange for funding from Congress, from you for his border wall, would you go along with that compromise?
Jeff Flake: Obviously, all of us believe in border security. It depends on what he means by the wall. And we still really haven’t seen what he means by the wall.
If that’s a metaphor for border security, we can certainly support that. But if he’s talking about a solitary brick-and-mortar 2,000-mile edifice on the border, then, no, nobody ought to support that.
So, we really haven’t seen what the president is really talking about when he talks about the wall.
By the way, Arizona… here’s a candidate that would have your back. Vote Kelli Ward in 2018 and send Trump some help in D.C.