POLIZETTE — Hillary Clinton is signaling she will move fast and furiously to force upon the nation President Obama’s drastic and unconstitutional executive actions legalizing millions of illegal immigrants, putting them on a path toward permanent citizenship — and Democrats on the path to a permanent majority.
The signal that Clinton will act by fiat, and quickly, was ironically sent by her vice president as part of a pledge to abide by constitutional norms and push “comprehensive immigration reform” through Congress.
“Hillary will do that in the administration’s first 100 days,” newly minted vice presidential pick Kaine told Telemundo. “She is going to make a big effort in Congress to get reform passed, and with my experience in the Senate, with bipartisan colleagues, I am going to work hard — especially in Congress — to help this effort.”
Here’s the problem with that strategy, a problem Clinton and Kaine are well aware of: It has no chance of succeeding. What will succeed, however are executive actions that will be confirmed by a Supreme Court she will get to appoint, including the replacement for stalwart conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
In 2013, with the Senate in Democratic hands, a comprehensive immigration reform bill pushed by the treacherous, bipartisan “Gang of Eight” passed the Senate. The House refused to take it up, and one of the Gang, Sen. Marco Rubio, admitted in 2015 that the votes weren’t there in the House to pass it.