Judge Jeanine Pirro, a Fox News contributor, just delivered a scathing response to Barack Obama’s speech reacting to his immigration defeat this last week from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
When SCOTUS Justices deadlocked 4-4 in a decision over the legality of Obama’s use of an executive decision to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, Obama rebuked Senate Republicans for not allowing a vote on his pick for the ninth Justice position that came open when Justice Antonin Scalia died earlier this year.
Republicans, fearful any pick would shift the balance of the Court to the political left, agreed to not vote on any nominee until after the 2016 general election.
This would shift the scales back in the GOP’s favor should Republican frontrunner Donald Trump best Hillary Clinton in November.
On Sunday, Judge Jeanine Pirro came at the Commander-in-Chief hard, selecting key lines from the Obama immigration response and painting him as someone who does not understand the laws of the country.
In her own Judge Jeanine Pirro way, she struck a condescending tone with Obama as she explained what a 5th Circuit federal court injunction against Obama’s order meant.
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“It means the 5th circuit said, ‘Hey Mr. President, this is not a dictatorship. You are not the King. You cannot decide what the laws are, and you cannot decide to just ignore the laws.’ ”
“So here we have President Barack Obama—another unauthorized use of Presidential power unwilling to honor the Constitution and execute the laws passed by Congress.”
Jeanine then hit Obama for his comment that “immigration should not scare us” and that it would keep the U.S. “youthful and dynamic.”
“I have a thought,” Pirro said. “Immigration will keep us poorer and weaker. Mr. President have you looked at Europe lately? It’s a mess. There is open immigration. It is rampant. People are taking over countries. And the countries that originally wanted the immigrants to come in are now like, ‘We can’t afford it; crime’s too high; this is a mess here.’ ”
This last statement from Judge Jeanine Pirro was in reference to the groundbreaking #Brexit vote, in which Great Britain voters shocked the world and decided to exit the European Union.
Many have blamed the move toward globalization–such as what U.S. Democrats favor for the U.S.–for the decision. The #Brexit vote, incidentally, has led to a bump in polling for the previously slumping Donald Trump.
On Obama’s remarks that the SCOTUS decision “tolerates hypocrisy in the system” and that “we need to welcome” undocumented immigrants, Pirro said that she didn’t think the President had “any idea about the separation of powers.”
Jeanine reminded the Commander-in-Chief that it was his job to be the Executive, while it was up to Congress to pass laws and the Judiciary to interpret them.
She then read a statement from Obama that painted open immigration as a help in “protecting Americans.”
“You’re kidding, aren’t you?” Pirro said. “Maybe it’s time to take care of those people in America who need jobs as opposed to the people who came here illegally.”
Judge Jeanine Pirro is only two generations removed from American immigrants herself, but as she notes in the rant, her family “came here legally, and respected the laws of our nation.”
She also lamented the fact that her son’s girlfriend from Belgium “could not obtain a visa” to legally enter the U.S.; meanwhile, illegal immigrants on the southern border have an attitude of “to hell with their laws, we’re going to get free healthcare… free education, free hospitalization, so let’s just go. This is backward. The President is not respecting our laws.”
Jeanine closed with this takedown.
“It’s about time you respected Americans, respected the law, respected the courts and stopped with this crazy ‘I’m the King and I’m gonna let everybody in and America’s gonna look different,’ ” which she theorized was the President’s way of stacking the voting ranks in favor of Democrats.
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But what do you think, readers?
Did Judge Jeanine Pirro get it right in her rant against the President, or was it disrespectful? Sound off in the comments section.