Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn said Thursday that the nation should get “out of the executive order business” when it comes to strengthening the immigration system.
Speaking at a forum hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Nunn, the daughter of former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, said the tricky issue would be better solved if Mr. Obama does not feel the need to sidestep Congress.
“We need to have Congress and the president work together,” she said. “We need to get out of the executive order business and into the compromising, collaboration and partnership business in Washington.”
Mrs. Nunn is running against businessman David Perdue for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
She is seen as one of Democrats best chances of picking up a GOP-held seat in the 2014 midterm elections.
Before leaving for their August break, the Democrat-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House failed to agree on how best to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into the country illegally along the Texas-Mexico border, leaving the border chaos unsolved.
In response, Mr. Obama said that he would have to use his executive authority to address the surge of children.