Rep. Welch (D-Vt.) Stumped When Asked About Legality of Obama’s Amnesty Plan

‘I can’t tell you and I’m not the lawyer litigating the case’

O'DONNELL: "The part that is questionable is the part in The New York Times that the president will allow many parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents. Can you tell me and has the White House told you what is the legal justification for the president to create a new category of beneficiaries for work documents? How can that be done without legislation?"

WELCH: "Lawrence, I can't tell you and I'm not the lawyer who is going to litigate this case. So the answer to that would be decided by the courts as you and I know. But here's what I can tell you --"

O'DONNELL: "Congressman Welch, as far as you know, I don't think to badge you about this, but I've been on this for days now and I haven't found a single elected Democrat, one Democrat in Washington who can answer the question that I've just put to you. Have you heard it answered by any Democrats?"

WELCH: "I haven't. I haven't."

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