Our friends at RCP caught this exchange between CBS’ Major Garrett and White House spokesman Josh Earnest today.
On Sunday, President Obama announced that he will delay taking unilateral action on immigration until after the election. Obama’s announcement followed stories about vulnerable Senate Democrats fretting that Obama’s action would be unpopular and hurt their re-election chances.
Obama’s action followed those stories, leading to reasonable inferences that Dem worries forced Obama’s hand.
But the White House denies that. Obama says that he is delaying action because he doesn’t want to inject it into the election, or something.
Major Garrett isn’t buying that for a second.