Sessions: ‘Still Hopeful’ Congress Blocks Exec Amnesty ‘This Year’

Sessions: ‘Still Hopeful’ Congress Blocks Exec Amnesty ‘This Year’

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said that he was “still hopeful” that Congress would block President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration “this year” on Wednesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.

“This is so an basic erosion of congressional authority that it goes without saying that Republicans and Democrats together should reject it. We absolutely have to reject it, and sooner or later we’re going to do so. This is not going to be able to stand. We cannot allow it to stand … our Congress needs to stand up and be counted. And so far, I’m still hopeful they’ll get that done this year and in the future” he stated.

Sessions added that “the president has just basically refused to enforce law that Congress has passed, and he’s created an alternative system of immigration that Congress explicitly refused to pass, and that’s what he’s making law. He cannot do that. Congress makes the law, not the president.” 

And, “This is a sad day for the country that the president has demonstrated such a lack of credibility. I got to tell you this is a very sad day. The president of the United States should look the American people in the eye day after day and tell the truth.”

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