Skip to comments.Big Sis: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce (Janet Napolitano)
Posted on 04/24/2013 1:58:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Big Sis: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce
by Matthew Boyle 24 Apr 2013, 11:10 AM PDT
During her testimony on the Gang of Eight immigration bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that she, President Barack Obama and other political officials at the top of this administration have the authority to decide which laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore.
Napolitano made the declaration in an exchange with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) when he was questioning her on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have alleged that political officials in the Obama administration, including her, have blocked them from enforcing the law.
Sessions noted that ICE agents union president Chris Crane had testified on Monday that agents are prohibited from enforcing the law and, indeed, the ICE officers have filed a lawsuit [to that effect].
I started out as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice in 1975, Sessions said. I have never heard of a situation in which a group of law officers sued their supervisor and you for blocking them from following the law. They werent complaining about pay, benefits, working conditions. They were saying their very oath they took, to enforce the law, is being blocked by rules and regulations and policies established from on high and that this is undermining their ability to do what theyre sworn to do.
In her response to those remarks from Sessions, Napolitano said she believes she and other political officials have the authority to tell law enforcement agents which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.
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she’s such a moron
A new 6-minute YouTube video by yours truly and Mark P. Ferri, about the loss of freedom in America.
Imagine the MSM outcry if Ashcroft had said such a thing in front of Congress during his tenure.
That’s fine, Mr. Lesbitano, and I’ll pick which laws I want to comply with.
Right there, she should be removed from office.
Why haven’t these communists been dragged out of the White House and put on trail? This is the most disgusting bunch of tyrant wannabes to come into DC I can remember. They no longer even fake upholding laws.
Boehner will get right on it....same with McConnell.
It’s getting to the point where I look for John Semmens’ name at the top of the page only to discover it’s for real.....
...ratified by enough people to reelect him.
B/S! Impeach the corrupt bitch! Napolitano, too.
” Why havent these communists been dragged out of the White House and put on trial?”
The Republican leadership in the House & Senate.
Been saying this all along - any “comprehensive” bill is a scam - no matter what they put in it, the administration will only enforce the parts they like.
This needs to be one step at time. First step - secure the borders.
Congress needs to pass a law declaring that all laws need to be enforced or the dept head will be declared an enemy combatant and shipped off to Gitmo.
Does that mean we can ignore the speed limit now? We live in a pick and choose society.
Well, she's doing what she wants and no one is stopping her. Congress by its failure to act is demonstrating that the law is what the Obama Administration says it is.
Its now a Dictatorship and you had better cow tow. Where is Madame Guillotine when she is needed?
This is the perfect time to kill amnesty, but nary a peep from the Republican leadership.
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