FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently urged Senate Democrats to stop filibustering the House-passed DHS funding bill, which defunds President Obama’s executive amnesty plans. This comes after District Court Judge Hanen’s ruling that decreed these plans to be unconstitutional. Conservative leaders, including Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, have stated the same message. Here is what Mr. Fitton had to say on this matter:
“Judge Hanen’s ruling highlights what most Americans and even many members of Congress understand: that Obama’s unilateral amnesty is no more legal than aiding and abetting any other criminal activity,” Fitton said in an emailed statement. “Now there is no excuse for any politician on the Hill to fund this illicit amnesty. The court’s ruling confirms concerns first raised by Judicial Watch last week that the Obama administration’s misuse of tax dollars to fund this illegal amnesty program violates the Anti-Deficiency Act, which carries potential criminal and civil sanctions.”
Read more from Judicial Watch on this unconstitutional matter here.