From Citizens for Bongino:
As federal government officials nixed Carroll County as a possible site to host hundreds of wayward illegal immigrants, President Obama was playing golf just minutes away at a private country club in Montgomery County and is set to take a relaxing vacation at the exclusive island retreat of Martha’s Vineyard next month.
Congressional candidate Dan Bongino, who once served on the Secret Service’s presidential protective detail, said the President’s priorities are clearly misplaced and are more aligned with Emperor Nero, who is noted for having fiddled while Rome burned, than with modern U.S. Presidents facing a crisis situation.
“President Obama fiddles with golf clubs and finds time to come to Maryland and without any due diligence, he is prepared to dump a load of illegal immigrants into Carroll County. Politics aside – these are children without their parents, without a home and at the mercy of a bureaucratic mess that ensures their fate will be in limbo indefinitely. Moreover, while the President enjoys elite athletic competition and playing cynical politics similar to Nero, he has done nothing on illegal immigration except sign executive orders and blame Congress for refusing to follow his doctrinaire policies.”
Obama’s July 12 golf outing at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Montgomery County will be followed by additional leisure time for most of August at Martha’s Vineyard which will include yet more golf. Meanwhile, Congress is being asked to cobble together a $3.7 billion emergency appropriation to handle the influx of a record 57,000 children who streamed across the border this year. The mass exodus is due to confusion over U.S. laws regarding child immigration from certain countries.
“The President could have played nine holes at Avenal Farm and used the remainder of that time to do his job and meet with elected officials and community leaders in Carroll County. The President could be convening working meetings with members of Congress and his agency heads to determine the best use of additional funds and changing the 2008 law that is unleashing a throng of children into the U.S.” Bongino said.
Federal officials have not disclosed why Carroll County was under consideration but plans are underway to open a facility in Baltimore.