Obama: I didn’t break my promise on immigration reform (Audio)
President Obama fought back against the growing belief among Latinos that he broke his campaign promise on immigration reform and said he would get it done in a second term, during an interview with Univision Radio that aired Wednesday.
The president, looking to renew enthusiasm for his campaign among Latino voters, appeared on the Los Angeles-based “Piolin Por La Mañana” Show on Univision Radio hosted by Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, arguably the most influential Spanish-language radio personality in the country.
He reassured Latinos that he is committed to passing a comprehensive immigration reform plan, blaming the lack of progress on what he describes as an intransigent Congress and a Republican Party that has adopted extreme views on the issue.
“Piolin, I would only have broken my promise if I hadn’t tried. But ultimately, I’m one man,” he said when asked if he broke his promise. “You know, we live in a democracy. We don’t live in a monarchy. I’m not the king. I’m the president. And so, I can only implement those laws that are passed through Congress.”
In a bold statement, Obama expressed confidence he would win reelection and attempt to pass immigration reform again in a second term.
“My presidency is not over, I’ve got another five years coming up. We’re going to get this done,” he said.
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