Eliot Spitzer just delivered a speech at Fordham University, where he drew a connection between critics of his plan to allow illegal immigrants access to driver’s licenses and the president’s opposition to extending insurance to uninsured children.
Spitzer, according to the text of the speech sent from his office, considers both of these opposition fronts rooted in a “politics of fear.”
From the text:
More quotes from the text.
“And, if they’re going to bring 9/11 into this, they should at least get their facts straight. The 9/11 Commission concluded that an immigration status requirement for licenses would not have prevented the 9/11 attacks. In fact, four of the five states that issued the terrorists licenses and identity documents had immigration status requirements at the time.”
He will go on to say, according to the text:
As for extending health insurance to uninsured children, Spitzer said the president “responded with fear-mongering rhetoric. This time, rather than playing upon the public’s fear of terrorism, they played upon the fear of another ism.”