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Rick Santorum: Hispanics will be hurt the most by Obama’s immigration reform

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On Newsmax TV’s MidPoint, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum spoke to Ed Berliner about how the Republicans should respond to Barack Obama’s speech about immigration reform.

The president, “who had recently been seen as being backed into a corner, has turned the tables on his challengers,” Berliner began. “Now, everyone is waiting to see how smart the right will be in answering his challenge.”

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“Senator,” he continued, “is it not fair to say that the GOP has to be more cautious than ever before because, in effect, the president has called their bluff and, in many ways, he has backed Republicans into a corner?”

“Well,” Santorum replied, “he’s acted like a child. He’s acted against the Constitution, and he’s thrown Republicans — he’s thrown the country — a curve ball. So, yes, it’s a difficult time, when people in both parties need to take a step back.”

“If you’re a senator or a congressman and a Democrat right now, you’ve just seen the President of the United States basically tell you that you’re irrelevant,” he said. Then, he claimed that Obama said, “‘I don’t need you to change the laws of this country. I can do what I want to do, irrespective of what you say or want.'”

“He’s backing Americans into a corner, of a president who thinks he’s above the law and the above the Constitution. The president doesn’t seem to be at all chastened by the overwhelming opposition to what he’s doing and how he’s doing it.”

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Berliner then asked, “is it fair to say that one of the most incorrect things to say is ‘President Reagan did it,’ ‘President Bush did it’? Because if you take the time to look, the comparisons would seem to be to the intellectual — or to common sense — to be completely wrong.”

“It’s just a farce,” Santorum replied. “What Presidents Reagan and Bush did — that was a very small group of people, and they acted pursuant to a congressional act.”

“That’s not what’s going on here. The president’s saying, ‘You won’t act, so I will.’ That is not what Reagan did. That is not what Bush did.”

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“How do the Republicans now fight this,” Berliner asked, “without seeming like racists?”

By way of answering, Santorum replied with a rhetorical question, asking, “You know who gets hurt the most by this? Hispanics in America. Lower-income workers in America. You’re adding 5 million mostly unskilled workers into a labor pool where wages are declining, when median income in America is declining. And we’re adding 5 million more people, in addition to the 1.1 million legal immigrants, and the illegals — because the president has opened a path to citizenship for whoever gets into this country.”

“We’re going to flood the labor market,” he concluded, “and we’re going to hurt Hispanics, we’re going to blacks and lower-income whites, and he does this out of compassion? He’s doing this as a slap-in-the-face to every working American.”

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‘Clearly impeachable and serious offense’: Ex-organized crime prosecutor says of Trump’s Ukraine scandal

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Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks recalled during an MSNBC panel discussion that she was once the prosecutor for organized crime. It was something that reminded her of this recent move by President Donald Trump and his administration.

This week, it was revealed that Trump said something to a foreign leader that was so concerning to a senior intelligence officer that a complaint was filed and the officer sought whistleblower protections. The White House is now working to obstruct any investigation about the complaint.

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WATCH: Trump admits he talked to Ukraine president about Joe Biden and his son

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President Donald Trump Sunday morning admitted he brought up Joe Biden and the former Vice President’s son Hunter Biden while speaking with the President of Ukraine.

“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, with largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption,” Trump said, speaking to reporters from the White House lawn.

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BREAKING: President Trump admits that he talked to the Ukrainian president about former Vice President Biden. #MTP #IfItsSunday@kristenwelker: "From the president's perspective, the only way to put this story to bed is to release the transcript." pic.twitter.com/aaJ6DjMN0E

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‘Left wing hack’: Fox News fans lose it after anchor calls Ukraine allegations ‘a problem’ for Trump

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Fox News viewers lashed out at the network on Sunday after host Arthel Neville grilled New York Congressman Peter King (R) about President Donald Trump's alleged effort to get Ukraine to help him defeat Joe Biden.

Neville twice asked King about Trump's Ukraine scandal, and both times he evaded the question by saying that Congress does not have a right to know the details of Trump's conversations with foreign leaders.

On her third attempt, Neville got to the point by noting Trump's alleged actions are "a problem."

"We don’t know that it’s true, we hope it’s not true," the Fox News host said of the allegations against Trump. "But if there is a possibility that our president used his office to put pressure on a foreign government -- president-elect -- to dig into his possible, potential political opponent, then that’s a problem."

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