Chris Matthews: Executive Action on Immigration ‘Like the Emancipation Proclamation’
Chris Matthews excitedly compared President Obama’s potential executive action to grant legal status to millions of immigrants in the country illegally to Abraham Lincoln freeing millions of slaves during the Civil War.
“It’s extraordinary that the president would do that,” he said on Wednesday night. “This is like the Emancipation Proclamation.”
Matthews pointed to former the infamous comment by Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel (whom he initially referred to as the “late” Emanuel before correcting himself) that one should “never let a serious crisis go to waste.”