White House press secretary Tony Snow
Presidential press secretary Tony Snow ended his press briefing today by refusing to answer a WND question about immigration reform, saying a previous answer to the newssite had been turned into “this big splashy thing on WorldNetDaily.”
After asking two questions earlier in the briefing, WND got Snow’s attention for the final question of the day.
“In Michigan, the Lansing State Journal said that U.S. Senators Stabenow and Levin ‘voted in favor of illegality, in favor of border insecurity,’” stated WND. “And my question, does the president believe that the Lansing –”
Interjected Snow: “Lester, last time you asked a question like this, there was this big splashy thing on WorldNetDaily about what I did or did not believe. I’m not going to bite on an editorial in the Lansing state paper.”
Snow apparently was referring to a story on Friday in which WND reported that the spokesman rejected the characterization of the constant flow of illegal aliens over the U.S. border as an “invasion.”
At Friday’s White House press briefing, WorldNetDaily asked the spokesman: “Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution says, ‘The United States shall guarantee to every state in the Union a republican form of government and shall protect each of them from foreign invasion.’ My question is, does the president believe this foreign invasion means only armed invasion, or doesn’t this also mean the invasion of millions of illegal immigrants?”
Responded Snow: “I think what you are doing is you’re attaching a martial connotation to something that does not have martial consequences. …
“What the president has said – if you were talking about an invasion, he’s made it clear that Mexico is not the enemy.”
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