Senator Jeff Flake doesn’t think people who are in this country illegally should have to face the consequences of breaking the law.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) September 3, 2017
During today’s broadcast of CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Jeff Flake(R-AZ) noted that ending DACA was something the president had promised he’d do on the campaign trail and said this is one of those promises he wished he wouldn’t uphold.
“They should not be promised for the sins of their parents,” Flake told guest host Dana Bash about DACA recipients. “That’s just the basic principle we should follow here.”
Let us get this straight … their parents illegally brought them into this country, knowingly breaking the law, and in Flake’s mind the basic principle we should follow here is ignoring that the law was broken?
Fair enough. Vote on it. And then, vote on the fate of their parents too. https://t.co/4AIA0KL2OE
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 4, 2017
Fine, if Flake wants to play this card then he and the rest of the Senate can step up and vote on it; and then actually do something about the millions of illegals living in this country every day.
They've had the last five years to draft/pass legislation.
They couldn't be bothered,
Now they have six months.
— Hana Five O (@HanaFiveO) September 4, 2017
But for the last five years they could blame Obama and pretend he wouldn’t let them pass anything.
Many children are punished for the sins of their parents. Ask a heroin baby or a kid whose parent is in prison or absent. #DACA is illegal.
— Lori Olivia (@simplylorilee) September 4, 2017
Sad reality is kids are indeed punished for their parents’ actions every day.
So . . . they are saying they should not be punished for their parents' sins . . . but that they should be rewarded for those sins instead.
— Stephen L. Hall (@StephenLHall) September 4, 2017
They’re saying we should just ignore the fact that our laws were broken and that they for whatever reason should be able to jump in front of the thousands of other immigrants looking to respect our country and our laws by entering LEGALLY.
Does that mean the kids of a thief gets to keep the stuff he steals
— Dathan Simpson (@datsimpson97) September 4, 2017
Well of course, we shouldn’t punish the kid for his parent’s sins … or something.
Right let your constituents know where you really stand @JeffFlake
— Dianne Hender (@DianneMarieTH) September 4, 2017
Like that will happen.