On November 6th, Megyn Kelly unequivocally stated that President Obama has the authority to use “prosecutorial discretion” in enforcing immigration laws. But on Friday, November 14th, Kelly developed a sudden case of amnesia and asked indignantly, "How can that be allowed?"
Previously, Megyn Kelly specifically stated that President Obama has the ability to take executive action on immigration. From Media Matters:
On the November 6 edition of The Kelly File, Kelly explained to her guest, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), that “the president does have prosecutorial discretion when it comes to immigration, the Supreme Court made that clear as recently as 2012.”
But on Friday, Kelly sang quite a different tune without explanation. All of a sudden Obama’s executive order was likely to be a dangerous “overreach.” Kelly made no challenge when her guest, law professor Jonathan Turley, said it looks like President Obama “will violate separation of powers” if he goes ahead with his immigration order. Or when Turley accused Obama of "tearing at the very fabric of the Constitution."
Now Kelly was full of horror at the thought of Obama exercising the power she announced that he had, just one week before. With hammy outrage, she now said, “The people’s representatives,” i.e. Congress, “get a vote! Their vote was no! And now (Obama’s) just so irritated, he said, ‘Well too bad. I’m gonna do it on my own.’ How can that be? How can that be allowed?”
How quickly she forgot, eh?
Watch it below.
President Obama is ignoring warnings that executive action on immigration would amount to “violating our laws” and would be “very difficult to defend legally.”
Those warnings came not from Republican lawmakers but from Mr. Obama himself.
The far right think that immigration’s their new window to impeach Obama for ‘President while Black," under a supposedly official guise on paper. Kelly wasn’t on board, so Ailes sent her a memo to get with the program.