The Democratic party’s attack dog in chief, Harry Reid, is at it again. In his latest salvo against Mitt Romney, Reid used a false quote to attack the Republican candidate for President for his policy on immigration.
Romney staffers originally told the Boston Globe if Governor Romney is elected, “he would honor deportation exemptions issued by the Obama administration before his inauguration.” They went on to say that Mr.Romney would not issue any new exemptions.
Reid took it upon himself to misquote the statement by Governor Romney and claimed the “Romney staff told the Boston Globe “he would not honor deportation exemptions” for DREAMers if he takes office.”
Here is the entire Press Release from Senator Reid:
“REID STATEMENT ON ROMNEY’S VOW TO END RELIEF FOR DREAMERS IF HE IS SWORN IN”
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after Governor Romney clarified his position on the Administration’s deferred action policy toward DREAMers. Romney staff told the Boston Globe he would “not honor deportation exemptions” for DREAMers if he takes office.”
“Governor Romney has set an unfortunate deadline for hundreds of thousands of DREAMers: get approval under President Obama’s deferred action before inauguration, or risk being deported if Romney is sworn in. It’s hard to understand why he thinks that deporting hundreds of thousands of hard-working young people, who were brought as children to this country through no fault of their own, is good for the only nation they know and love. It is clear that Kris Kobach, the architect of Arizona’s unconstitutional and anti-immigrant law, is firmly dictating Romney’s extreme immigration policy, even when most Americans feel it’s the wrong approach.”
“President Obama’s decision to lift the shadow of deportation for these young people is not only common-sense policy, but it also reflects our values as a nation of immigrants that cherishes hard work and love of country. Once again, Governor Romney has proven to be out of touch with the nation in which he lives.”
Reid’s attack is the latest in a string of over the top, highly controversial fusillades the Nevada Senator has fired at the Republican candidate. Reid claimed he was told by a Bain Capital investor that Romney hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years but then refused to name the source or release his own tax returns. He claimed Mr.Romney, a coreligionist in the Mormon faith, was “not the face of Mormonism” and added that Romney has “sullied” his faith.
It is up to the voters to decide if Mr.Reid’s behavior is appropriate when he runs for re-election. Meanwhile, one must wonder if Harry Reid’s current attack is simply an act of total desperation after President Obama’s dismal performance in the first Presidential debate.