Turn down the music, Mitt, so we can hear the thunderous applause/SNARK!
Obama for America Director of Hispanic Press Gabriela Domenzain released the following statement in reaction to Mitt Romney’s NALEO address:
“Today, Mitt Romney told the largest national gathering of Hispanic elected officials: ‘When I make a promise to you – I will keep it.’ But in front of an audience of Republican primary voters, he called the DREAM Act a ‘handout’ and promised to veto it. Now, after seven days of refusing to say whether or not he’d repeal the Obama administration’s immigration action that prevents young people who were brought here through no fault of their own as children from being deported, we should take him at his word that he will veto the DREAM Act as president.”
Mitt Romney attacked DREAM Act students, saying they were looking for a “handout”.
After his NALEO speech, Mitt Romney refused to answer a direct question from a college student about where he stands on the DREAM Act. But he’s been perfectly clear where he stands – he’s called the DREAM Act a “handout” and promised to veto it. The student told CNN that she was “furious” because Romney would not tell her “what would happen to her life should he become President.” Video and transcript of CNN’s report is below.
ACOSTA: I will tell you, Suzanne, right after the speech, I broke away after we talked last and I met up with an undocumented college student, who was here in the crowd. She told me in an interview just a few moments ago – she went up to Mitt Romney and confronted him to try to get him to come down with a position on this issue of the DREAM Act – she walked away disappointed. She basically told me after this speech she is furious that she did not get direction from Mitt Romney about what would happen to her life should he become president. So Suzanne, I’ve got to tell you, I think there were some people in this this room who were disappointed.