She was talking about Obama’s illegal use of executive orders… especially for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program granting deportation relief and work permits to some children brought to America illegally. Obama is now considering expanding it to more than 5 million people, without Congress being involved.
Bachmann said House passage of the bill would “put a handcuff on one of the president’s hands” and said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should bring the Senate back and pass the bill.
“He needs to put the other handcuff on this lawless president’s hands,” she said as she grabbed her wrist.
There is growing evidence that Barack Obama and his administration purposefully created the illegal immigration crisis for political reasons. And while the border remains unsecured, cities along the border face massive expenses for the influx of illegal immigrants. Not even northern cities are safe, as too often those illegals are put into cramped buses by the Federal government and dropped off in other states without warning. Just that alone is criminally negligent leadership from our President.
Here are Bachmann’s full remarks:
“Last weekend I think the nation was stunned when our president said that he would unilaterally use his power, raw power, to effectively grant amnesty to five million to six million foreign nationals here in the United States illegally. He said that he would do that with his power. and what happened this week is that this body came together and we decided to answer the president’s unconstitutional call.H/T: Roll Call
So this bill effectively, this DACA bill, we’ll put forward the strongest possible legislative response that this body could put forward. We say in this bill that the president has no power, no authority administratively to grant permits which would effectively grant amnesty to five million to six million foreign nationals illegally in the United States. in other words, Mr. Speaker, we will put a handcuff on one of the president’s hands. Now we need to have —
(Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va.): “I yield an additional minute.”
The Speaker Pro Tempore: “The gentlelady is recognized for an additional one minute.”
“Now in the United States Senate, the Majority Leader Harry Reid left town. He’s left town. Not only did he fail to complete an immigration bill, but he knows full well that President Obama may illegally grant amnesty to five million to six million foreign nationals illegally in the United States. Without doing anything.
What Harry Reid has the opportunity to do is come back and join us. We’ll be here any time, any day, anywhere, any how. We’ll join him here in August, September, whenever. He needs to put the other handcuff on this lawless president’s hands. So that we can strain this president from granting amnesty. That’s what the American people want us to do. We do that tonight with this bill. We invite Harry Reid to bring the Senate back and put the handcuff on the president’s other hand so we can have sovereignty again on our southern border. And I yield back to the gentleman from Virginia.”
The Speaker Pro Tempore: “The chair wishes to remind members to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president.”