United States Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made a brief stop in Nebraska, before beginning a three-day campaign swing through Iowa [read the Radio Iowa story here].
Paul stopped in Omaha to support the Senate campaign of fellow Republican Ben Sasse.
Paul took a few questions during his side trip to Nebraska, addressing the crisis developing along the southern border in which tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have left Central America and entered the United States illegally.
Paul says a Pew Poll a year ago shows 700-million people want to live in the U-S but they can’t come all at once.
“I think if the president acts unilaterally in a dramatic fashion He is going to open a powder keg in this country,” according to Paul, who adds if President Barack Obama grants status to 5-million people without legislative authority he is overstepping his bounds.
“That happened in England in around 1500 and we’ve been fighting for 500 years to say the executive doesn’t legislate,” Paul states.
Paul says Obama should encourage American values and accept the Constitution’s separation of powers.
It was Paul’s first trip to Nebraska.