Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Pushed To Amnesty By GOP 'Sprinkling Water on a Bleeding Sore'

Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Pushed To Amnesty By GOP 'Sprinkling Water on a Bleeding Sore'

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “NewsNation with Tamron Hall,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said President Barack Obama should go ahead with his reported plans to give amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants because the House Republicans won’t pass the Senate’s version of comprehensive immigration reform.

The Texas Democrat said, “I would applaud the president because all we’re doing is taking a sore, bleeding sore and watching it bleed, continue to be infected, and sprinkling water on top of it. That’s what the Republicans are doing.”

She continued, “We’re blocked by an effort to destroy the good points or the good aspects of immigration reform and the influx of immigrants who have come to this country beginning with the Statute of Liberty all making the nation great. The president has tried in every manner of seeking a comprise with Speaker Boehner and Republicans.”

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