Harry Reid Targets Trump, Carson After Court Blocks Amnesty

AP Photo/Evan Vucci
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is lashing out at Republicans, after an appeals court upheld an injunction blocking President Obama’s executive amnesty programs from taking effect.

In a Twitter rant, Reid argued Tuesday morning that the ruling was politically motivated and, further, that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson are leading the GOP down the wrong path.

“The Fifth Circuit’s decision yesterday was a political move that ignores past precedents on executive action on immigration,” Reid began.

Monday evening the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s injunction blocking the Obama administration from implementing programs to grant amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

“Yesterday’s decision affects millions of families who now could be torn apart. As Judge [Carolyn] King stated in dissent, ‘a mistake has been made,’” he continued.

Reid continued, attacking the GOP for following Trump and Carson on immigration.

“The Republican Party has neglected the lessons of the 2012 elections and have plunged over a cliff following the lead of Trump and Carson,” he said.

He concluded by asserting that the administration’s appeal to the Supreme Court will be successful.

“I expect the Administration will swiftly appeal this decision to the Supreme Court, and I believe the Court will find the actions lawful,” he tweeted.

The Justice Department Tuesday announced that it would be taking an appeal to the Supreme Court.

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