Probable 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton praised President Obama for moving forward and taking action on the immigration issue.
Hillary made her support known on Twitter last night, tweeting:
Thanks to POTUS for taking action on immigration in the face of inaction. Now let’s turn to permanent bipartisan reform. #ImmigrationAction
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 21, 2014
Clinton had been silent leading up the the controversial move by the president, but The Hill reports that “her allies were privately signaling that the former secretary of State would support Obama’s decision to take action after immigration reform failed to pass Congress.”
To some extent Clinton stands to gain by Obama’s unilateral action, insofar as it might rally Hispanic voters. However, it isn’t clear yet how Obama’s action will rally people opposed to his power play and people who are opposed to his extra-constitutional immigration plans.