Skip to comments.Sen. Kyl: 'Obama Says No Border Security Without Amnesty' (Obama Holds Nat'l Security 'Hostage')
Posted on 06/20/2010 3:10:41 PM PDT by kristinn
In a stunning revelation at an Arizona town hall meeting this past Friday, Republican Senator Jon Kyl told his constituents that President Obama privately insisted that he will not secure the border until amnesty for illegal aliens passes first. According to Kyl, 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 wont have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.
Transcript (at 3:21):
SEN. JON KYL: I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us Heres what the president said. The problem is, he said, "If we secure the border, then you all wont have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.
[gasps from the audience]
KYL: In other words theyre holding it hostage. They dont 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. Thats an obligation. It also has some potentially positive benefits. You dont 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 dont think that thered be any more incentive, but Im not so sure that thats true. In any event, it doesnt matter were supposed to secure the border.
Thats why this is being done. They want to get something in return for doing their duty. And thats
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Chicago politics.
H/T: Scott McKay, The Hayride
Click here for YouTube video of Kyl remarks at townhall meeting.
Amnesty is tantamount to no border security.
This is absolutely disgusting!!
IMPEACH HIM NOW
He, Obama took an oath.
Didn’t mean squat did it.
Sounds like outright treason to me. Putting his agenda ahead of national security and the laws he swore to uphold.
Amnesty is useless without border security first you unpresidential boob!
Otherwise we legalize the whole damn invasion army WHILE it’s invading.
No third party witness to this comment? I’m certain Obama would deny having said it....because he lies.
When did the matter of illegal aliens cease to be a matter of principle and become, rather, a political chess game?
Here’s an issue the GOP can use to embarrass the rats. So watch the rinos run away from it.
Never let a crisis go to waste, y’all.
A perfect example of Democrat ‘Politics before Constitution, Country and Law.’
Of course he’s holding it hostage. I prefer to call it blackmail. Bush did the same thing...he said, “In order to secure the border, we MUST have comprehensive immigration reform”.
But Obama’s right, we aren’t stupid.... there NEVER has been any reason to support “immigration reform”....we will NOT secure our borders in exchange for AMNESTY.
This POtuS known as the pResident, has usurped the Laws of the Land, violated his Oath of Office and Constitutional duty, if true, making this as a precept un-Constitutional and I believe is impeachable!
The list, ping
Am I the only one who sees this putative Obama statement as treason? As a reason for impeachment?
I hope all the border states will do what the federal government refuses to do - protect the border.
Obama: “In return for you accepting NO border security, I will then give you border security.”
That is unpleasant, sure, but in fact it’s ILLOGICAL.
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