Obama is deliberately not securing America’s border with Mexico, says Senator John Kyl (R-Arizona) to a townhall meeting in North Phoenix.
Kyl said Obama personally told him that the administration will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Kyl said:
“I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us. Here’s what the president said. The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform. In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform.”
[H/t Cold Warrior who took this video on his phone and posted it to YouTube.]
This morning, a White House spokesman told ABC News that Kyl is lying. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said:
“The President didn’t say that and Senator Kyl knows it. There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the President has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system.”
In an interview with KVOI radio in Arizona, Kyl says his account of the Oval Office conversation is accurate:
“What I said occurred did occur. One way you can verify the validity of what I said is that that’s exactly their position. Some spokesman down at the White House said no, that isn’t what happened at all, and then proceeded to say we need comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border. That is their position….”
After Kyl’s radio interview, his spokesman Andrew Wilder sent a note emphasizing the senator’s point: “There were two people in that meeting and [spokesman] Dan Pfeiffer was not one of them. The White House spokesman’s pushback that you must have comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border only confirms Kyl’s account.”
Source: Washington Examiner
Hmm, let’s see…. Kyl or Obama, whom should we believe?
Dum de dum de dum….