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Democratic Representative Compares Obama’s Executive Amnesty To Emancipation Proclamation

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

At a meeting of Democrats supportive of President Barack Obama’s plan to implement amnesty for illegal immigrants using executive actions, one congressman compared Obama’s plan to the Emancipation Proclamation.

The comments were reported by Bloomberg Politic’s Dave Weigel, who sat in on the meeting, which was called by staunch amnesty advocate Illinois Representative Luis Gutierrez. “Georgia Representative Hank Johnson compared the possible executive order to the Emancipation Proclamation,” Weigel recounted, adding that Johnson also “speculated about which of its defenders would star in a movie adaptation of the struggle.”

Another over-the-top quote from the meeting came from Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee: “We will circle the president on fire. We will be on fire for rightness and justice.”

Presumably, Johnson’s opinions on further immigration are tied to whether or not the American territory Guam would “become so overly-populated that it will tip over and capsize.”

[h/t Bloomberg]

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