Does Eliot Spitzer support U.S. laws?
Posted Thu, Aug 8, 2006 at 9:07 am
As the New York Attorney General - and Democratic candidate for NY governor - you'd hope so. However, there are some laws he doesn't support, as revealed in a 7/25/06 debate:
...The candidates were asked whether they would enforce the federal law that went into effect July 1, mandating that states require proof of citizenship from Medicaid applicants.
Spitzer responded: "I would not enforce that provision . . . I do not believe that it is the role of the state to be transformed into one big I.N.S. agent."
Spitzer added that he'd be prepared to issue an executive order similar to one in New York City, where municipal employees are forbidden to ask about an individual's immigration status...