Scott Brown: 'Take Away the Funds' For Executive Amnesty

Scott Brown: 'Take Away the Funds' For Executive Amnesty

Scott Brown, the Republican candidate for the Senate in New Hampshire, vowed to cut off the funds for any attempt to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants through an executive order on Thursday’s broadcast of “Laura Ingraham Show.”

“The only power that you have when you’re in the minority and the president is doing what he’s doing towards the executive amnesty … we’re going to have to use the power of the legislative process and take away the funds when he’s trying to do things that I feel circumvent the Constitution and exceed his authority” he said. He added that Republicans in Congress have to “deal with the funding issues to make sure we don’t provide the funding opportunities [for executive amnesty].”

Brown reported that immigration is one of the major issues voters keep raising in their discussions with him, declaring “people are talking to me on a daily basis about really three things immediately, it is about securing the border.  [We] absolutely need to secure the border.  There is a rational fear on that issue.  They are concerned about ISIS and what their intentions are.  There is concern about Ebola and there’s a rational fear about the lack of coherent policy and preparedness on that issue.” Brown also stated that this “all relates back to how they [voters] feel.  Do they feel safe or do they not feel safe?”

Brown answered his opponent, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) accusations that he was part of the Republican “war on women,” by arguing “when I speak to women, the issues that they’re talking about, obviously with their healthcare rights and needs, it’s important.  But they’re also saying ‘Scott, we want a secure border, we want to have good paying jobs.  We want to be able to pay our health bills and also our electricity rates.’ To think that women are single-issue voters, is, I think, wrong.”

He concluded by dubbing the New Hampshire race “ground zero,” and the race that “will determine where the Senate goes, whether Harry Reid’s the minority leader or not.”  He then tied Shaheen to President Obama, calling her the president’s “foot soldier” and referencing Obama’s remarks  that incumbent Senate Democrats like Shaheen are “all folks who vote with me.”

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