If Senator Kyl is telling the truth, this is a serious violation of his Presidential oath. In an arizona town hall meeting this past Friday, Republican Senator Jon Kyl told his constituents that President Obama told him in a private meeting that he will not secure the border until amnesty for illegal aliens passes first.
Obama argued that Democrats would lose their bargaining chips for any type of amnesty if the government beefs up its presence on the chaotic border. “The problem is,” Obama allegedly told Kyl, “If we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform (see video below).
SEN. JON KYL: I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us… Here’s what the president said. “The problem is,” he said, “If we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.”
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KYL: In other words they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform. I explained, “You and I have an obligation to secure the border. That’s an obligation. It also has some potentially positive benefits. You don’t have to have comprehensive immigration to secure the border, but you have to have a secure border to get comprehensive immigration reform. You may be surprised, maybe you don’t think that there’d be any more incentive, but I’m not so sure that that’s true. In any event, it doesn’t matter we’re supposed to secure the border.”
That’s why this is being done. They want to get something in return for doing their duty. And that’s—
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Chicago politics.
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Kyl’s charge is a serious one. If true, the President is abandoning both his responsibility as Commander-in-Chief to protect the borders of the United States and his responsibility as chief law enforcement officer.
This story needs to be followed up, and if Kyl insists that he is telling the truth a further investigation is necessary.
Abandonment of his responsibilities, is that really the change you were promised?