Arizona Senator Jon Kyl met with the North Tempe Tea Party on June 18 and revealed some Washington inside baseball — a fact that we’ve known all along. At 3:40 in the video
below, Kyl remarked, “Here’s what the President said, ‘The problem is if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform’
[audible gasp from audience]. In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform.
“I explained, you and I, Mr. President, have an obligation to secure the border. That’s an obligation; it also has potentially positive benefits. You don’t have to have comprehensive reform to secure the border, but you have to secure the border to get comprehensive reform… That’s why it isn’t being done. They frankly don’t want to do it. They want to get something in return for doing their duty.”
(Senator Kyl apparently believes that eventual amnesty is a “benefit.”)
So the President is willing to ignore his Constitutionally mandated duty in order to reward his noisy open-borders base. He is accumulating a lot of blood on his hands.