Monday, June 18 2012, 01:03 PM MDT
Mitt Romney Talks Immigration On 'Face The Nation'
(KUTV) Mitt Romney’s Swingstate bus tour rolls into Wisconsin and Iowa Monday. The presumptive Republic nominee spent Father’s Day campaigning with his children and grandchildren.
"It's good to be together on Father's Day," said son Matt Romney.
But it was children of immigrants that dominated the headlines over the weekend.
Romney spoke with Bob Schieffer on ‘Face the Nation’, where he criticized President Obama’s recent executive order allowing 800,000 children who came to the U.S. illegally, to stay – under certain conditions.
"He was president for the last three and a half years, did nothing on immigration,” said Romney.
When Schieffer asked if he thought Obama did it for politics, Romney replied, “That’s certainly a big part of the equation.”
The White House denies the decision was politically motivated.
"We've tried as hard as we can to pass both the Dream Act and comprehensive immigration reform. Congress has refused,” said David Plouffe, advisor to President Obama.
Mitt Romney calls the President’s order a stop-gap answer. He says he wants a long-term solution. But when Bob Schieffer asked if Romney would repeal the executive order as president, he deflected the question.
"Well, it would be overtaken by events, if you will, by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution," said Romney.
Romney said he would look at the order when he reached that.
Romney’s answer drew sharp criticism from the Obama Campaign. David Axelrod tweeted, “Mitt finally does face the nation. Judging from evasive, vacuous answers, next stop should be ‘Dancing with the Stars’.”
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