The man who may be most responsible for President Barack Obama’s rise and eventual ascendancy to the White House is urging him not to enact executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.
On Wednesday, after Republicans shellacked Democrats in the midterms, David Axelrod, Obama’s former chief political adviser who had been with him since Obama’s 2004 Illinois Senate campaign, said Obama should “shelve” his executive amnesty.
Immigration bill won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate. POTUS should agree to shelve exec order for up or down vote in House.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) November 5, 2014
Obama is unlikely to listen to Axelrod, who is now the director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. At a press conference Wednesday, Obama vowed to move forward with executive amnesty, even though voters rejected his immigration agenda on Tuesday.