Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) compared President Barack Obama’s threatened Executive Amnesty that would effect upwards of 5 million illegal immigrant living in the United States to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves in ten states that were in rebellion from the union at that time.
Clyburn said, “I have been urging the president with the executive orders to do this. I think it would put him in big company. Lincoln use the executive order to do Emancipation Proclamation. Truman used it on the armed services. I can go down and see where the presidents have used executive authority to do mighty big things that have very positive impacts on the country. I am calling upon the president to take his place among that group that I just enunciated. I think it’s very, very important for him to do so.”
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