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Fournier: If Obama Grants Amnesty, It Would Be 'Nuclear Bomb'

During a press conference Wednesday, President Obama once again spoke about the possibility of taking executive action to deal with the crisis at the southern border. He was asked by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether he feels a "duty" to push the limits of executive power since Congress is failing to act.


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Obama maintained he is bound by the Constitution and the confines of his executive power, but said the American people don't want him to "twiddle his thumbs" and wait for Congress to agree on comprehensive immigration reform.

There continues to be hints that Obama will use executive power to grant amnesty to immigrants who have crossed into the U.S. illegally.

If that happens, Ron Fournier of the National Journal believes it would be a "nuclear bomb" that would further divide an already-polarized country. Prior to Obama's remarks, Fournier weighed in on the possibility on the Special Report panel.

"The fundamental reason he became president was he was promising 'there's no red state, there's no blue state. I'm going to bring the country together.' He's been a polarizing president and this would be a nuclear bomb that would blow open and make this country even more
divided in a way that most Americans just don't want," said Fournier.

He argued that even if President Obama finds a way to act within the Constitution and believes action should be taken, he still shouldn't grant amnesty unilaterally.

Watch the clip above, and below check out Special Report Online, as Bret Baier, Ron Fournier, Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg and A.B. Stoddard reacted to the press conference.


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