The Hill Associate Editor A.B. Stoddard argued that President Barack Obama issuing an executive order on immigration would hurt the Democratic Party on a level that “far outweighed” any benefits, and that Democratic senate candidates would have to criticize such executive action “vehemently” on Thursday’s “Happening Now” on the Fox News Channel.
“The upside of what might be a long-term effort, benefit, of further cementing the Latino electorate to the Democratic side is far outweighed by the damage, Jon, in the short term. The hopes of Democrats holding control of the Senate are in the balance, and they rely on members keeping seats in states where you’re not looking at a lot of upside from this kind of a policy announcement. They would be having to criticize, those Democratic candidates, the president vehemently. While there is a chance Republicans overreact, it’s a serious risk that makes it look like the president might be tempted to be working with a Republican Senate,” she said.
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