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Josh Earnest Casts Obama as Hero 'Willing to Take Political Heat' on Amnesty Delay

Josh Earnest Casts Obama as Hero 'Willing to Take Political Heat' on Amnesty Delay

Monday at the press briefing, CBS’s chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett asked press secretary Josh Earnest how President Barack Obama’s delay on his executive order to grant amnesty to upwards of 5 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States until after the midterm elections in November is not purly politcal.

Earnest said while the president has “in no way altered his commitment to act alone on immigration,” by the end of the year, he is “willing to take the political heat” to make his action more sustainable.

When Garrett shot back that an executive order is sustainable by definition untill the president is out of office, Earnest said that after the election emotional and political advertising around the issue of imagination will die down so the presidents action to grant amnesty will be more accepted. 

Earnest also said several times that it is brave of Obama to take the heat from immigration activists and the Latino community.

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