Sheriffs Criticize Obama’s “Strong-Armed Tactics” On Amnesty

by Tiffiny Ruegner | February 10, 2015 4:27 pm

Sheriffs Criticize Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Obama’s “Strong-Armed Tactics” On Amnesty[1].


In his letter to sheriffs and city mayors, Johnson stated: “In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration reform. The President has made plain that he will veto a bill that includes such language.”

The city mayors gave into the funding threat immediately and sent a letter urging Senate Republicans to comply with the Obama administration’s demands.

However, some local sheriffs are resisting the administration over amnesty.

Sheriff David Clarke, Jr., speaking with WND, called out the Obama administration, saying that they were using “strong-arm tactics.” He also stated: “It’s nothing more than alarmist rhetoric from the secretary. He’s playing politics with the homeland security of the United States.”

Johnson wants what Democrats are calling a “clean budget”- one with full funding for executive amnesty.
Sheriff Justin Smith of Larimer County, Colorado, also criticized Johnson for his threat to remove local law enforcement funding.

Smith stated about the letter Johnson sent: “His letter made it clear that if Congress didn’t send President Obama the DHS funding bill that he wanted (rubber stamping the president’s executive amnesty), local and state public safety agencies would not receive federal grants they were counting on because the president would veto the DHS funding bill.”

He then went on to say: “Let me get this straight – the president believes he has the authority to nullify federal laws that don’t serve his personal agenda, but if Congress dares to exercise its responsibility of controlling the purse strings, he will willingly hold public safety grants hostage just to get his way?”

These types of threats from the federal government to local law enforcements just don’t feel legal. How can Obama’s administration continue to get away with these type of strong arming tactics?

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