Two Democrats Ask Obama To Shake Down Arizona Governor Over Illegals

Nice to have more confirmation that the Democrat Party is even more like the Mafia. Without the morals and prevailing rules of conduct, of course

Two House Democrats on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to shun an immigration enforcement bill in Arizona – an attempt to put new pressure on him to enact comprehensive immigration reforms at the federal level.

Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) asked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, to reject a bill requiring, among other things, that police question and demand documentation from suspected illegal immigrants. The Arizona state Senate on Monday cleared the bill for the governor’s signature.

But Gutierrez and Grijalva also asked Obama to call for a veto, either by warning of federal pre-emption of the law itself or by threatening Arizona’s federal funding.

“I’m sure the president could get the governor on the phone – I bet you that wouldn’t be too hard to do – and say, ‘Don’t do this, because it could affect funding … from the federal government. It could affect the relationship between the federal government and the state of Arizona,’ ” Gutierrez said. “I’m sure that if you posted signs that said you could drive 85 miles per hour, in spite of the 65 mile-per-hour limit, something tells me you might not get highway funds.

“There are consequences,” said Gutierrez.

Now, out in the private sector, that would be called “extortion”, and earn some people their day in court, followed, perhaps, by a stay within the prison system.

Perhaps Democrats have heard of the 10th Amendment? Yes, Los Federales have power over securing the federal borders, but, that said, they also have a duty to uphold the law of the land, and States have a Constitution Right to manage their internal affairs, not to mention their own duties to uphold the law and safeguard their citizens.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach

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