Gowdy to Obama: Start protecting Americans from criminal aliens
The already angry Gowdy — angry over the Obama and Hillary Clinton cover up of the Battle of Benghazi — is now seeking to expose arguably the most dishonest and radical President of the United States in history. Besides serving as the Border Security Subcommittee leader, Gowdy also serves as the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
That Benghazi chairmanship alone showed Rep. Gowdy — a former criminal court prosecutor — first-hand what lengths the Democrats in both houses of the U.S. Congress and the majority of news organizations will go in order to protect Obama and his very possible successor, Hillary Clinton.
Obama’s Attorneys General — Eric Holder and his successor, Loretta Lynch — according to Gowdy, have unilaterally refused to enforce immigration laws and defend the rights of American citizens, including their right to life.
According to a number of law enforcement officials — the majority of whom endorsed GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump — the Obama administration is intentionally thwarting the efforts of the U.S. Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directorate, while the Democrats and some Republicans offer amnesty to millions of illegal aliens by unconstitutional executive orders.
“Today there are over 350,000 known criminal aliens in the United States who are not detained by ICE. 350,000!” Gowdy said when he opened a committee hearing examining the victims of illegal immigrant crime.
“That number may not get your attention — statistics rarely do — so I want you to think about it this way: the number of criminal aliens living in the United States, not in custody, not separated from society, is larger than the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Larger than the city of Lexington, Kentucky, larger than the city of Anaheim, California,” he noted.
“Can you imagine a city the size of Pittsburgh, comprised solely of people who are here unlawfully [and] who have also committed another crime?” he asked.
Gowdy noted that, according to ICE, between October 2011 and December 2014, ICE released criminal aliens over 100,000 times.
During the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Obama’s immigration executive actions this week, Gowdy’s anger extended to Obama’s lawyer’s deceit when addressing the eight justices: “Just yesterday the lawyer for the president was at it again arguing for the [sic] nonenforcement of the law, arguing for the wholesale failure to enforce the law,” Gowdy said. “And he said this: ‘The damage that would be reeked by tearing apart families.’ If you want to see that damage, Mr. Solicitor General, if you want to see what tearing apart looks like, I hope you’re watching this morning.”
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court allowed the House of Representatives 15 minutes of oral argument as the Court examines whether President Obama’s executive actions on immigration is constitutional or unconstitutional.
“The Constitution is clear – the President does not make law, Congress makes law. In fact, the role of the President is to enforce the law. Attempts by the Executive Branch to undermine the law, regardless of motivation, are detrimental to our country and the separation of powers created under the Constitution. Once we decide some laws are worth enforcing and some are not, we have weakened the law forever,” said a congressional statement read before the nation’s highest court.