Gingrich: Obama Executive Order on Immigration Will Create "Civil War In His Own Party"


NEWT GINGRICH: Well, I think that [Obama's planned executive amnesty] may well be the final destruction of much of the modern Democratic Party. If you look at the latest polls on immigration, they are Obama's weakest issue. The country clearly has rallied around the idea that the border can't be under control when you have as many people coming in as there are. The idea that the President would unconstitutionally, and I think clearly illegally, by stroke of the pen change the world, I think most Americans will find very unacceptable. And look at the position that it puts all of the Democrats up for reelection in the Senate. My guess is that within days of coming back, the House Republicans will pass a bill that repudiates what the President's done, and the challenge then will be for every single Democrat up for election in the Senate: Are you going along with Harry Reid and Barack Obama and get defeated, or are you going to vote to overturn them? So, I think he may be creating a civil war in his own party if he does this. And you've noticed at least two Democratic Senators have already come out and said he should not do this. So I think there's a growing panic on their side that this could be a disaster. (The Laura Ingraham Show, August 5, 2014)

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