“We are a nation of laws.”
GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker gave what was referred to as an “impressive” response as the victim of a set up confrontation by an illegal immigrant and two of his children.
He was firm yet empathetic.
At a campaign stop in Plainfield, Iowa Sunday, he was stopped and questioned by Jose Flores, 38, who is living in the United States illegally along with four children, who are American citizens.
Washington Post political reporter Jenna Johnson, who’s covering Walker’s campaign, tweeted:
In Plainfield, Scott Walker was confronted by Jose Flores, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico living in Wisconsin, and two of his kids.
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) July 19, 2015
Flores asked the Wisconsin governor why he opposed President Obama’s immigration executive actions that would keep his family intact.
“We are a nation of laws,” Walker told him several times, emphasizing that the president had ample opportunity to pass immigration legislation during his first two years in office when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress — yet he didn’t.
He also pointed out that the president’s executive actions on immigration — which Obama himself claimed he didn’t have the authority to do — have been halted in the federal court system.
“My point is that you have to follow the law, follow the process,” he told Flores. “No man or woman is above the law in this country — that’s the beauty of America.”
The Wisconsin State Journal’s Matthew DeFour, who’s also covering the campaign, tweeted:
— Matthew DeFour (@WSJMattD4) July 19, 2015
The Weekly Standard editor William Kristol was impressed by Walker’s performance. He tweeted:
Impressive performance by Walker. “Scott Walker tells undocumented worker that immigrants must follow the law” http://t.co/cv5krnDnnN
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 20, 2015
@BillKristol What we need in this country-desperately- is “Its the law & all must follow it.”
— μολὼν λαβέ (@AmericanGypsea) July 20, 2015
And was this just a chance encounter? Of course not. Walker was set up in what was supposed to have been a “gotcha” moment — and it failed.
Legal Insurrection tweeted:
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) July 20, 2015
@wpjenna What kind of father breaks the law then uses his kids as a prop? Walker shouldn’t even be the story here.
— Smooove Caulk (@DoubleChinDaddy) July 20, 2015
@LegInsurrection Walker, after 8 years of lawless Obama, has got my vote if he is nominated.
— InformNow (@InformedNow) July 20, 2015
The Republican Party is fielding an impressive lineup of presidential hopefuls for 2016. Almost every single one would be up for the job. Walker is one of them.
See for yourself.
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