Bachmann Calls for an Obama 'Spanking' on Immigration

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Monday, 15 Jul 2013 07:46 PM

By Andrea Billups

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Using an odd choice of words, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, in a discussion on amnesty for immigrants, called for a "spanking" of President Obama.

“Contrary to popular opinion, Republicans won’t get patted on the back or get new votes because of passing amnesty — they’re going to get blamed,” Bachmann told World Net Daily in a story reported by The Washington Post.

The outspoken Minnesota congresswoman, who launched a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, said any path-to-citizenship provision in future legislation would only serve to embolden the president. She suggested the president would use his executive power to grant voting rights to illegal immigrants – and thereby, strengthen his Democratic voting base.

American presidents do not have the executive power to grant voting rights.

“He has a perpetual magic wand and nobody’s given him a spanking yet and taken it out of his hand,” she described of his use of an executive order.

“That’s what Congress needs to do, give the president a major wake-up call. And the way we spank the president, is we do it through the checkbook. We have the power of the purse."

Bachmann is retiring in 2014. In her interview, she let go on Congress passing spending legislation that would support the foundering Affordable Care Act, which has seen key provisions put on hold as the fiscal stability of the measure is being questioned by some lawmakers.

"What is wrong with us that we would give the president 10 cents to fund Obamacare?" Bachmann said.

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