Admits 'overreach' would devastate Democrats in November election
President Obama’s Homeland Security chief may have let the cat out of the bag about the real reason for his boss’s decision to delay plans to declare amnesty for 5 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, in a meeting Wednesday with the influence-wielding Council on Foreign Relations, indicated the president didn’t want to add fuel to an already burning fire of conservative anger over illegal immigration before this November’s critical mid-term elections. To do so might cause a repeat of the historic Democrat losses of 1994 and 2010.
In 1994 the Democrats lost 50 seats in Congress, and in 2010 they lost 63.
“As you know, the president has determined we should wait until after the midterm elections to announce what we believe we can and should do to fix the (immigration) system,” Johnson told the CFR.