White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is trying to claim it is Republicans who support amnesty, not President Obama.
On Fox and Friends this morning, he announced: “The president believes that we need to restore some accountability to this system and the truth is, I know my Republican friends like to talk about amnesty. The truth is, the closest thing we have to amnesty right now is doing nothing and that’s what House Republicans are doing.”
Earnest reminded the Fox News audience that Obama’s executive order would affect illegal immigrants who were already living in communities across America.
“The people that we’re talking about right now are people who work in the same buildings that we work in, these are the people who send their children to the same schools that our children attend, these are the people who worship in the same churches that we do,” he said.