Video: GOP Congressmen Put the Heat on Obama’s “Drunken Uncle Omar”


by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Barack Obama’s “Uncle Omar” may have gotten out of jail following his drunk driving arrest last month, but some Republican congressmen want to cross-examine him — and Obama’s stealth amnesty program — themselves.

Rep. Steve King of Iowa, one of the staunchest critics of illegal immigration, said Monday, “We have to bring drunken ‘Uncle Omar’ in front of the House Judiciary Committee, drill down into this, and tell America what’s going on.” It appears he wants to haul the illegal Kenyan immigrant — Onyango, that is — before Congress.

Police in Framingham, Massachusetts, say they arrested 67-year-old Onyango Obama, whom the president refers to in Dreams from my Father as “Uncle Omar,” on August 24 after he nearly hit a police officer at a stop sign. They say they measured his blood alcohol level at nearly twice the state’s legal limit. Although the government ordered Onyango deported in 1992, he remains in the country awaiting a new hearing on his status.

Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, received similar preferential treatment after she was found illegally living in public housing and receiving welfare. After her asylum case was denied in 2004, the same judge, Leonard Shapiro, reversed course and granted her claim in May 2010.

Although Zeituni carried a massive chip on her shoulder toward her nephew’s country and violated immigration and welfare laws, her actions did not endanger anyone’s life. Onyango’s actions do, and that may be too much even in an Obama-run nation.

The senator from the state where Onyango illegally resides wants to see him gone. Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, told talk show host Howie Carr authorities should put Omar “through the [immigration] process and see what happens.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Uncle Omar will indeed undergo government hearings, where he would be treated “like any other immigration case.”

Texas Congressman Lamar Smith finds that talk hollow. “It appears there is a double standard — one for President Obama’s family and one for everyone else,” he stated in a press release. “Last year, President Obama’s illegal immigrant aunt was granted asylum and now his illegal immigrant uncle has been released from ICE custody, even though he was arrested by authorities for drunk driving.” Seemingly echoing this author, Smith concluded, “Last month, President Obama made several changes to our deportation policy and his illegal immigrant uncle might be one of the first illegal immigrants to benefit from it.”

This author wrote: “Uncle Omar seems a likely beneficiary of President Obama’s recent amnesty-by-fiat. The White House announced on August 18 all future deportations would be carried out by “priority”…One could be excused for thinking Obama implemented his most recent amnesty fiat strictly for his relatives’ benefit.”

Smith’s fellow Texan, Louie Gohmert, underlined the damage Obama’s policies have done to America’s stature. “This is one more example of where the president is in a position where he can give favorable treatment to his cronies, and in this case a relative,” he said. “It’s one more step making us look like a Third World corrupt government where it’s all about who you know.”

For America to avoid becoming a Third World banana republic, we must replace its would-be tin-horn dictator from office — and his family from the country. It’s good to see some in the Republican Party have the courage to say so, even in ultra-liberal Massachusetts.

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