'Tyranny of the Judiciary': Ingraham Blasts GW Bush-Appointed Judge Who Ordered Trump To Continue DACA
Laura Ingraham said American citizens are experiencing a "tyranny of the judiciary" after several judges "abused power" by overturned policies otherwise deemed constitutional.
Ingraham said that President Donald Trump was within his right to end the DACA program, which she said was President Obama's way to do an end run around a Congress that refused to pass amnesty legislation.
Ingraham said Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Trump could not immediately end the DACA program protecting certain illegal immigrants.
Bates, appointed to the bench by President George Bush in 2001, gave the administration 90 day to better rewrite their argument to end DACA, saying they "failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program [DACA] was unlawful."
Ingraham said that meant one single man -- Bates -- could make a decision that would lead to an exponential increase in illegal immigrants being protected by an Obama executive order.
"The very idea that one unelected district court judge could have this type of power should outrage any American."
She said that Trump was trying to "restore the rule of law" until Bates stopped him.
Ingraham added that three years ago, Obama-appointed Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California ruled that the government could not detain alien minors in detention facilities.
She said Gee instead allowed the minors to go free, along with their parents in many cases.
Ingraham called on Congress to pass legislation delineating the breadth of lower courts' powers and suggested immigration and national security-related cases be referred directly to federal appeals courts or the U.S. Supreme Court, which both have "far more knowledg[e] in Constitutional matters."