Senator Obama and earlier statements of President Obama suggested that executive overreach was something that needed to be addressed and that he didn’t have the power to change immigration law. Why then has it become racist for Republicans to agree?
On Tuesday, December 2nd, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings into the legality of Hussein Obama’s dictatorial decree of illegal alien amnesty.
In the course of those proceedings, Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) questioned Marielena Hincapie, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, a pro-amnesty organization.
On their website they define their organization as “the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. We envision a U.S. society in which all people — regardless of their race, gender, immigration or economic status — are treated equally, fairly, and humanely, have equal access to justice, education, government resources and economic opportunities, and are able to achieve their full potential as human beings. Policymakers, community organizers, legal advocates, and the media recognize National Immigration Law Center staff as experts on a wide range of issues that affect the lives of immigrants in the U.S., and frequently call upon us to explain the real-life impact of immigration-related laws and policies.”
The word immigrant includes illegal aliens, a group who they promote as being entitled to status equal to that of American citizens. They are clearly a pro-amnesty activist group.
Representative Gowdy first points out to the witness how ill-advised it is to accuse him or his colleagues of being motivated by racism.
He then proceeds to ask some direct and specific questions as they relate to the amnesty executive decree.
He starts off by asking her what is the limit of prosecutorial discretion. She eventually replies that, “The ‘president’ must enforce the laws based on statute.” Gowdy questions her, saying, “I thought he just announced that he wasn’t going to do that, that he was carving out categories and exceptions.”
He then leads her through the longest four minutes of her life, a journey spent in defense of the indefensible.
Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, unleashes on immigration and amnesty advocate Marielena Hincapie, the Executive Director for the pro-amnesty National Immigration law Center.
Gowdy was visibly angry with Hincapie’s claim that Republicans oppose Obama’s amnesty executive orders because they do not wish to support the policies of a black president.
Gowdy questioned her on her assertion that the POTUS’ skin color was an influencing factor for GOP who oppose his policies. He pointed out the hypocrisy in the accusation, stating that many Democratic lawmakers have frequently opposed policies implemented by George W. Bush when he was in office, yet Republicans have never once accused those representatives’ of racism.
As a Democratic senator, Obama, himself strongly opposed amnesty and did not change his position until he became president.
Gowdy said that when progressives bring up race, defending the president, it’s because they have no legitimate defense in their argument. He also pointed out that even members of the Democratic party as well as liberals in mainstream media and academia have all criticized the president at one point or another, so why is it that racist charges aren’t levied against them?
Trey Gowdy’s stance against the assertion by the “immigration“ advocate makes him very popular with those who are fed up with the incessant notion that opposition to the president in any way is somehow tacitly motivated by race.