Antonio Villaraigosa on Mitt Romney: ‘He has amnesia’ (Video)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had some blunt words for Governor Mitt Romney on Sunday’s “Face The Nation.”
When asked about Romney’s recent assertion that President Barack Obama had done “nothing” to advance comprehensive immigration reform, Villaraigosa retorted, “I think it’s pretty clear that he has amnesia.”
Villaraigosa went on to recall the President’s stymied effort to pass the DREAM Act in 2010, explaining that a majority of Democrats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate voted in favor of the legislation but were defeated because the Senate needed 60 “yes” votes to overcome a Republican-led filibuster.
The President’s deportation deferral program for young undocumented immigrants, Villaraigosa argued, is accomplishing what Congress should have done a long time ago.
Villaraigosa also had some advice for Romney, who is trailing Obama when it comes to support from Latinos: “If he wants to take [immigration] out of the debate in the campaign, he ought to call on Speaker Boehner and the Republicans in the House and Senate to work with President Obama and the Democrats to pass not only the DREAM act, but comprehensive immigration reform.”
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