Sanders reminded the reporters that, despite what lawmakers have tried to make them believe, Trump cannot just ‘use his pen’ to rewrite the law. That just isn’t how a Democracy works- at least, not with THIS administration.
According to The Daily Wire, at Monday’s briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders battled a reporter over the role of Congress in future legislation concerning the immigration crisis at the Southern border.
National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Ayesha Rascoe pressed Sanders on President Donald Trump’s recent tweets, wherein the POTUS said he’d like to see illegals quickly sent back to their country, “no judges or court cases.”
NPR White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe asked what Trump plans to do to make it so you don’t have to see a judge. Which Sanders explained that the Trump administration has had viable plans in place for months and have been waiting for Congress to do their job.
Basically, we have been waiting on Congress to vote new plans of action into law. Otherwise, Trump’s staff has been working with the current laws available to them. You know, doing it the right way? Well, the reporter didn’t stop there and continued to press Sarah Sanders. Take a look.
"You mean are we walking around making up laws? No, because we're not the Obama administration. We're actually trying to enforce the laws that are on the books." —@PressSec to reporter responding to a question on immigration pic.twitter.com/6XF3RqFL1X
Unsatisfied with Sanders’ response, Rascoe pushed back, “So unless Congress acts, nothing is actually going to change. The administration is not changing anything right now when it comes to judges.”
Sanders fired back: “You mean, are we walking around making up laws? No, because we’re not the Obama Administration. We’re enforcing the laws on the books. We’re asking Congress to do their part in the process and pass new legislation that will fix our immigration system.”
Still, Rascoe pressed, “But nothing is actually changing on the ground. The president is complaining about judges and saying we shouldn’t have the judges, but nothing is actually going to change. He’s just complaining about the process as it stands now?”
“Things that we have the ability to do administratively we’re working to do,” Sanders again explained. “But again, Congress is the only one that has the ability to write law, and we hope they do that.”
It’s funny how the media wants to paint Trump as a dictator but push for him to make decisions outside of a Democracy’s norms. This administration has worked with the hand they were dealt while trying to make long-lasting changes but is that good enough for the flip-flopping media?