Zuckerberg's FWD.us, Chamber of Commerce Back Renee Ellmers After Immigration Meltdown
Amnesty proponents for illegal immigrants—most notably Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—have heeded a call from the office of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) asking for help repairing her image in the wake of a heated interview she had with radio’s Laura Ingraham on Thursday morning.
Zuckerberg’s FWD.us tweeted on Thursday afternoon:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce added:
Former Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign spokeswoman Emily Benavides backed Ellmers up too:
Pro-amnesty group America’s Voice tweeted:
And the George Soros-funded National Immigration Forum's (NIF) executive director Ali Noorani tweeted:
The Cato Institute’s pro-amnesty figure Alex Nowrasteh tweeted:
All this help from pro-amnesty groups came after Ellmers’ office asked ImmigrationWorksUSA and potentially other pro-amnesty groups for help. “We need any folks that can call the show, or tweet at Laura to do so,” Ellmers’ office asked the pro-amnesty and pro-Gang of Eight bill ImmigrationWorksUSA. “We need everyone from top to bottom – from farmers and workers to executives and trade industry folks. She basically claimed that the stories we’re hearing aren’t true. We need to show her that she’s wrong.”
During the interview, Ellmers called Ingraham “small-minded,” “ignorant,” and claimed she authored the ubiquitous “de facto amnesty” talking point — which she clearly did not.
Ellmers also devolved into referring to herself in the third person, saying “Renee Ellmers thinks for herself.”