MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — President Barack Obama will move forward with his planned executive amnesty unless voters of New Hampshire elect former Sen. Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, Brown told Breitbart News exclusively on Sunday evening at a Manchester campaign rally at an aviation plant.
When asked if a vote for incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is a vote for Obama’s planned executive amnesty, Brown replied curtly: “Of course it is.”
A vote for him, on the other hand, means Obama’s planned executive amnesty gets stopped in its tracks.
Brown said that a secure U.S. border with Mexico is the key to securing the United States from all threats–and getting the U.S. back on track economically. Since Shaheen voted for the “Gang of Eight” bill and supports Obama’s planned executive amnesty, she can’t secure the border. But Brown can, because he’ll join all the congressional Republicans in fighting for that.
“It’s like border security 101,” Brown said. “You got to secure the border–that’s the basic groundwork and framework that connects to everything else. If we secure the border, we re-establish that trust obviously with the border governors and let Mexico and the other countries know that we’re serious. Then everything kind of stops cold. Then we can start to focus on the other things and we can start to re-establish our trust with our allies and let our foes know that we’re really serious now. Then we can start chipping away on the other things like our debt and our deficit. After we do the border, we got to do our budget–probably simultaneously. Once we do a budget we do everything else. We do the tax extenders, address a lot of the fiscal concerns and take that wet blanket off of businesses.”
Brown said that Shaheen brought in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday and Massachusetts liberal Democratic Sen. Liz Warren (D-MA) last weekend from out of state because she’s “worried” she’s “losing.”
“She’s losing,” Brown said. “That’s why she’s worried. I’d rather be here with Kelly Ayotte, and Frank [Guinta] and Marilinda [Garcia] and Walt [Havenstein] than other folks from out of state at this point in time. This is where I’d rather be tonight, with our home town folks.”
Polls show the race is neck-and-neck heading into the final days, and both sides admit it’s all going to come down to turnout. A plethora of high-profile politicians on either side of the political aisle have come in to New Hampshire to make their cases, and it’s the only Senate race where all the major debates between the two candidates were hosted by major network news anchors. NBC’s Chuck Todd hosted the first debate, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hosted the second and ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos hosted the third.
About a thousand supporters chanted “Go, Scott, Go!” as the Brown campaign bus pulled into the hangar here at Wiggins Aviation plant on Sunday evening, and the full slate of statewide candidates and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) got out to speak to the fired up supporters in attendance.
“How about them Patriots, huh?” Brown shouted to the cheering crowd as he took the stage after Ayotte introduced him. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, as Brown and the GOP field of candidates were pulling into the event, were just wrapping up a resounding beat down of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos down in Foxborough, Massachusetts. “What a great game, what a great way to start the evening! 48 hours left. 48 hours left. Do not wake up on Nov. 5 wishing you had done more. I’m asking you to work harder, longer. Do a hundred more phone calls, knock on a hundred more doors, because for the last six years–with little or no pushback from our senior senator–Washington has been chipping away at our rights and freedoms. I’m not sure about you, but I’m fed up! Are you fed up?”
“If you’re tired of listening to the rhetoric out of Washington, if you’re tired of having someone voting with the president and his failed policies 99 percent of the time, [vote for me],” Brown said before jumping into a question-and-answer with the audience.
“I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you,” Brown followed up. “How much?”
“We have a very, very easy solution–on Nov. 4, folks, don’t miss this opportunity to right the ship,” Brown said. “To change direction. To make sure that our allies trust us and our foes fear us. I want to be feared militarily. I want to be feared economically. I want to be feared because of our innovation and creativity. But in order to do that, we need to make sure that Harry Reid is the minority leader. Who’s going to join me in that effort?”
Brown noted that the campaign has put hundreds of miles on the campaign bus–and even more on his personal truck–and visited more than 26 stops, and will do more until the polls close on election day.
When Ayotte took the staff, after Brown’s wife Gail introduced her, she had a populist pitch in her message too.
After detailing how onerous regulations are killing jobs and Washington bureaucrats are hurting New Hampshire children’s education, Ayotte moved into the national security argument.
“We need to make sure our kids are safe and secure and that we fulfill the foremost responsibility we have to the American people to keep this country safe and secure,” Ayotte said. “So I am here today to not only urge you to elect Walt [Havenstein, the state’s GOP gubernatorial nominee], elect Marilinda, elect Frank, but I am here today to introduce someone who I know will do an excellent job representing the state of New Hampshire and our country. Someone who, number one, would get to help fire Harry Reid. Let’s have a retirement party for Harry Reid.”
The crowd cheered, then Ayotte ripped into Shaheen’s “New Hampshire First” campaign slogan–noting that she doesn’t care about New Hampshire since she’s voting 99 percent of the time with President Obama.
“Someone who will really put New Hampshire first, not Barack Obama,” Ayotte said. “I am honored to be here tonight to introduce Scott Brown.”
Before Ayotte could start her next sentence, the crowd erupted into cheers. “Go, Scott, Go! Go Scott Go!”
Ayotte, from the podium, began leading the cheers. “Go, Scott, Go!” When the cheering died down a minute or so later, Ayotte wrapped up her remarks with a national security plea.
“When we look at what is happening overseas, the danger that we face from groups like ISIS, Scott’s service to our country is understanding of the threats that we face,” Ayotte said. “He knows we need to secure our border and he’s going to work to get it done. He knows the seriousness of the threats we face. My husband served in the military and this is one of the reasons Joe [Daly, Ayotte’s husband] and I are so strongly behind Scott is because we understand that not only will he do the right thing for New Hampshire in terms of getting our fiscal house in order, not only will he do the right thing in terms of the climate for our businesses, but I will tell you one thing: He will make sure that our country remains safe and we’ve got to do that.”