Rush Limbaugh has had it with President Barack Obama. The conservative radio show host is livid over a move to release detainees who are in the country illegally. Limbaugh called it an "impeachable offense" on his show Wednesday morning, according to DailyRushbo.
"The president of the United States has opened up the jails," Limbaugh said. "Because of budget cuts that have not happened yet, the president of the United States has released 500 or so illegal immigrants. And by definition of law they are criminals."
The Immigration Customs and Enforcement's announced Tuesday that it has released several hundred undocumented immigrants in recent weeks as funding cuts loom due to the sequester. The detainees will instead be monitored in less expensive ways, the agency said.
The White House is pushing back against criticism like that leveled by Limbaugh. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday the administration was unaware of ICE's decision to release detainees until the agency announced it, Politico reported.
"This was a decision made by a career officials at ICE without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration," Carney said.
Via DailyRushbo and Politico.