Dems insist ‘no one is above the law’ — except illegal immigrants. By Marc Thiessen.
We have heard a lot about the importance of the rule of law from Democrats lately.
“No one is above the law, especially the president of the United States,” declared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the special-counsel probe.
“No one is above the law. Not even the president,” echoed Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “Everyone should be held accountable. And the president is not above the law,” said Sen. Kamala Harris. Republicans “are basically saying that in America one man is above the law, and that’s not a fact,” said Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin. “No one is above the law, [and] everybody ought to be held accountable,” said South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
No one, that is, except illegal immigrants.
Fast-forward to this past weekend, when the Trump administration announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers would soon begin enforcement actions to remove illegal immigrants who have been issued final deportation orders by a federal judge. Those same Democrats and the rest of their party delivered a clear and unified message.
“It’s so appalling, it’s outside the circle of civilized human behavior,” said Pelosi. “The Trump administration’s cruelty runs bone-deep. A Warren administration will not rip families apart to try and score political points,” said Warren. …
So, Democrats were for rule of law when it comes to the Mueller probe, which did not find that the president broke the law. But they are against the rule of law when it comes to illegal immigrants who have been found by a federal judge to be in violation of US immigration law.
Then again, Democrats didn’t think this way when they held the White House. President Barack Obama deported far more illegal immigrants than Trump has. Axios reports that “under the Obama administration, total ICE deportations were above 385,000 each year in fiscal years 2009 to 2011 and hit a high of 409,849 in fiscal 2012.”
When we say “illegal immigrant”, they think “Democrat voter.”