Candy Crowley: Amnesty by Executive Order is “just popping a grenade and throwing it in the middle of the Senate”

Candy Crowley: Amnesty by Executive Order is “just popping a grenade and throwing it in the middle of the Senate”

Elections have Consequences

Every now and then someone in the media says something so insightful it needs to be repeated.   CNN’s Candy Crowley, who carried Obama’s water during the presidential debates has just made an astute observation about amnesty in the aftermath of this election.



The Republican victories in the midterm elections have so significantly shifted the political climate that any plans by President Barack Obama to sign an executive order on immigration would be explosive, said CNN’s Candy Crowley.

The network’s chief political correspondent made the comments Tuesday night during an election panel hosted by Anderson Cooper, which explored what might be on the president’s legislative agenda in the immediate aftermath of the election.

“We don’t know what he’s going to do executive order-wise on immigration, but if he makes a major move along the lines of what we’ve been hearing, which is to give some sort of status to keep millions in this country with some sort of special visa, that would be like just popping a grenade and throwing it in the middle of the Senate floor,” she said.
Last week, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, promised that if the GOP won control of the Senate the party would do “everything we can do to stop” executive amnesty for illegal immigrants.


Obama has maintained for a long time that he wouldn’t be swayed by a Republican Senate.  He has made a pretty ironclad promise.  It doesn’t sound like Republicans are going down without a fight however.  Obama said in his press conference that:  “Before the end of the year, we’re going to take whatever lawful actions that I can take.”  We aren’t sure he knows the difference between lawful and unlawful acts.  So far lawful acts seems to mean whatever Eric Holder and Barack Obama call lawful.

However, Republican Senators Ted Cruz,  Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Pat Roberts, Mike Crapo and David Vitter sent a stinging letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Wednesday saying that if President Obama takes unilateral action to grant amnesty to illegal aliens it “will create a constitutional crisis”, CNS News reported.

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