Krauthammer: Obama's criticism of House immigration bill 'ridiculous'
Charles Krauthammer said Friday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that President Obama's criticism of the House over its failure to pass an immigration bill was "ridiculous," as he was mocking Republican lawmakers for something Democrats are also guilty of.
Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, said that if Obama is going to criticize the House for passing a border crisis bill they know the president will veto, he also has to criticize Senate Democrats when they pass legislation the House won't accept.
"Is that a criterion that would determine what a House or Senate is going to do, whether the other guys are going to accept it? It's ridiculous," he said.
Krauthammer suggested that the best course for both the Senate and the House would be to pursue a combination of amnesty and enforcement.
"Of the 11 million, ultimately, I would say, we're going to have to give them residence here, in a generous rate. We're not going to deport them," he said. "But I think we're going to have to promise the American people...this is the last 11 million. I guarantee you that if Americans believed that there will be enforcement, and this is the last cohort of illegals to be legalized, you would get 80 percent support for that duel approach."