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Etheridge Opponent Wants DOJ Suit De-funded

Renee Ellmers, the Republican who is challenging Bob "Who are you?" Etheridge in North Carolina's Second District, today called upon her opponent to interrupt the Justice Department's plans to sue the state of Arizona over its immigration law.

By on 7.7.10 | 3:44PM

Renee Ellmers, the Republican who is challenging Bob "Who are you?" Etheridge in North Carolina's Second District, today called upon her opponent to interrupt the Justice Department's plans to sue the state of Arizona over its immigration law:

...After being ignored by the federal government, Arizona tried to deal with its problems by passing a state law that mimics the federal immigration laws (that the Obama Administration was not enforcing). President Obama’s response? He’s got Attorney General Eric Holder suing Arizona – to stop the new law.

How whacky can Washington politics get? Arizona passes a law to stop illegal immigrants and President Obama sues Arizona – for trying to do what the Obama administration failed to do.

Here’s a suggestion (and a challenge) to my opponent, Congressman Bob Etheridge. The Constitution gives Congress the power of the purse – so, I call on Congressman Etheridge to amend the Justice Department’s Appropriation Bill to deny funding for the Department to sue Arizona. That would stop Obama’s lawsuit dead in its tracks.

Congressman Etheridge has supported amnesty and Social Security benefits for illegal aliens. My question for him now is simple:  Do you support President Obama suing Arizona, too?

Ellmers held a one-point lead over Etheridge in a recent poll, for a seat he has held since the mid 1990s. After his outburst against a mystery reporter on the streets of DC last month there was blog talk of a money bomb on her behalf, but I am not aware of whether one materialized.

Hat tip: Jon Ham.

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