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McConnell Warns Obama on Amnesty: ‘Like Waving a Red Flag in Front of a Bull’

In his first press conference as the likely majority leader for U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell starkly warned President Obama not to go through with promised executive amnesty for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants.

“I think the president choosing to do a lot of things unilaterally on immigration would be a big mistake,” he told reporters. “It’s an issue a lot of my members want to address legislatively. And it’s like waving a red flag in front of a bull to say, ‘If you guys don’t do what I want, I’m going to do it on my own.’”

“I hope he won’t do that,” McConnell continued, “because I think it poisons the well.”

Both Republicans and Democrats have hinted the president would now be in danger of impeachment, should he decide to work around Congress on illegal immigration.


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