Working to gin up support for Democrats’ plans of comprehensive immigration reform, Vice President Joe Biden today turned the issue into a debate on morality in remarks before the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast.
Via Washington Examiner:
As lawmakers move closer to a compromise on border security, the free-talking Biden had some fiery words for Republicans who have accused the White House of executive overreach on immigration.
“Many of these same [GOP] representatives talk about their Christianity and their fidelity to the Bible, but they forget Matthew Chapter 25, Verse 34, where scripture teaches us: ‘I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty — you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you welcomed me,’” Biden said pointing to a Republican amendment that would have blocked President Obama’s decision to halt the deportation of so-called DREAMers.
Biden later added, “It’s the right thing to do; it’s the Christian thing to do. But it’s also an incredibly practical thing to do.”
At another point in the same set of remarks, the vice president announced that today’s immigration laws would’ve somehow prevented Barack Obama from becoming president: