In A Rare Moment Of Honesty Napolitano Claims The Obama Administration Can Choose What Laws To Enforce
This is how the Obama administration has been operating since day one. They have ignored charges of voter intimidation by New black Panthers members and other black groups while actively pursuing white groups like the Hutarees in Michigan.
The administration has ignored the Fast and Furious gun running scandal of the BATFE and stonewalled efforts by the Congress to learn more about it. Speaking of stonewalling, the administration has ignored efforts to learn why our Ambassador to Libya and three others were allowed to die in an attack on a US compound in Benghazi, Libya. They then lied about the cause of the attack and the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, lied to Congress when she was called to testify about the attack.
This administration has shown a complete and utter disregard for truth or justice. They are in the position of determining how justice is handed out and are using it to punish enemies, help friends, and push leftist agendas.
Now the Director of Homeland Security freely admits that they have been doing this.
In a startling and candid admission, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano argued to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that regardless of oaths to uphold the law, the President and the executive branch can choose what laws are to be enforced.
Tensions rose as the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Napolitano over the enforcement, or lack thereof, of current U.S. immigration policies. … Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions confronted Napolitano about the her role in blocking the enforcement of federal laws…
Napolitano defended herself and the Obama Administration by claiming that the executive branch will declare what laws will and will not be enforced and that she expects ICE agents to comply.
“There are tensions with union leadership, unfortunately, but here’s what I expect as a former federal prosecutor and attorney general, and that is that law enforcement agents will enforce the law in accord with the guidance they’re given from their superiors,” Napolitano said. “That’s what we ask of ICE, that’s what we ask of Border Patrol, that’s what we ask throughout the Department and I believe that would be consistent with all law enforcement. Agents don’t set the enforcement priorities. Those are set by their superiors and they are asked then to obey that guidance in accord with the law.”