Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) faulted a federal judge who enjoined President Obama not to implement his executive amnesty orders for delaying justice.
“President Obama is well within his established Constitutional authority and the legal process will bear that out,” Reid says in a statement. “The only effect of this ruling is to delay justice for thousands of families in Nevada and across the country. Governors, mayors and law enforcement officers have emphasized that these programs are good public policy, help our economy and keep our communities safe.”
Reid then complained that “the Senate is mired in a completely avoidable impasse over funding the Department of Homeland Security” — Senate Democrats are filibustering a House-passed DHS funding bill.
“Democrats’ offer to first fund Homeland Security and then debate immigration stands,” he said.
Of course, there’s no way for Congress to stop the executive orders once they provide funding for their implementation, because Obama can veto the legislation.