AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona calls out CD2 Rep. Martha McSally on her DACA statement: Rep. McSally responds to President Trump’s recission of DACA with a lie.
Rep. Martha McSally, who typically avoids commenting on controversial issues, responded to President Trump’s recission of DACA with a lie.
The lie: “_Congress was robbed of the opportunity to do so when President Obama issued his June 2012 meorandum._” That is pure unadulterated bullshit.
Since McSally has unfortunately been in Congress, the “Gang of Eight” Immigration Reform bill passed the Senate on a super-majority vote of 68–32 in 2013. Senate passes immigration bill.
The “Gang of Eight” bill died in the House, where Rep. McSally supported alternative bills by racist xenophobe Rep. Steve King (R-IA). Martha McSally is a ‘Deportation Republican’.
The GOP turned over its immigration policy to racist xenophobe Rep. Steve King in the new Congress in 2015, a policy which included the repealof DACA. The GOP reaffirms it is ‘the party of maximum deportations’. Rep. McSally supported Rep. King’s bill.
Rep. McSally voted with her “Mass Deportation” GOP colleagues to defund the DACA program in January 2015. House Deportation Tea-Publicans vote to defund DACA Program.
Rep. McSally is counting on our feckless local media and the low information voters who voted for her to suffer from short-term memory and to not remember how she has voted on this immigration issue in the past. She has consistently voted against DACA. She is not “willing and ready to find a solution.” She has voted for deportation.
The Blue Meanie has more about AG Jeff Sessions’ legal opinion. Many state Attorneys General and legal scholars disagree.
There has been some truly terrible reporting in recent days about DACA. Too many in the media have acted as mere stenographers, simply repeating what Confederate Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III and ten GOP state attorneys general claim to be an unconstituional executive order.
Reporters are failing their “fair and balanced” mantra when they fail to report that these ten GOP state attorneys general (now nine after Tennessee’s Republican AG drops DACA opposition) are more than offset by [the] 20 Attorneys General Write To Trump, Urging Him To Keep DACA.
Recently, more than 100 of these immigration law professors signed a letter available here (.pdf) to President Trump arguing that DACA is legal because the president has the power to decide whom to deport, given that the government does not have the resources to target all undocumented immigrants.
“The legality of the program is crystal clear,” said Shoba Wadhia, a law professor at Penn State who helped write the letter.
But did you ever believe that Sessions’ televised statement was about the law?
As for Martha McSally: her voting record is aligned with Trump, now at 95.2%. Her statement about DACA and her votes already cast on DACA are predictive about what she will do should DACA come before the House of Representatives again. Scriber thinks she is a MAWA Republican (Make America White Again). Or, if you prefer, along with Sessions, Bannon, and Miller, McSally wants America to be White Again.