Reverend Al Sharpton Reveals on National Television that the Emperor of Pinal County, Paul Babeu, Has No Clothes (ICYMI)
Perhaps the most captivating moments are when Babeu -- who has been blasting Obama for pushing gun-control legislation -- said that Obama's proposal of laws for gun control "is the right approach to take." And, he followed that with an NRA-shuddering moment by stating that "most Americans would agree that, yes, we should have background checks ..."
(The lobbying arm of the NRA posted on their website: NRA does NOT support universal background checks and is not working ... to implement this type of legislation. NRA opposes, and will continue to oppose, universal background checks and registration schemes.)
And later, Babeu said that he was "encouraging" the President to present legislation to Congress -- even though he acknowledges that Obama is already doing it.
Babeu declared, however, that when "the President believes that he can just infringe on those rights and liberties, that is unconstitutional!"
Sharpton fired back: "You just admitted that he's proposing legislation, which is the antithesis to him being a king or a dictator. And you also admitted that he did not issue an executive order that you can specifically point to as being unconstitutional. So I can only assume you did this to raise an issue to get some attention because when we drill down you don't find anything unconstitutional."
A cornered sheriff tried to deflect the questions by bringing up Fast and Furious, the feds botched gun-tracking operation, and later, immigration reform. Sharpton did not give Babeu a pass.
He repeatedly asked Babeu which of executive orders Obama sets out infringe on American's constitutional rights.
"He doesn't in those 23," Babeu said, in a reference to the executive orders Obama signed.