WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) passed the ball Tuesday to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to present the GOP response to Obama's recent deportation decision. McConnell put pressure on the former governor to say how he would address young undocumented immigrants -- and soon.
"I think most of my members are interested in learning what Governor Romney has to say on this issue," McConnell told reporters, when asked about the Obama announcement. "We're going to withhold judgment, most of us, until that time."
McConnell, as well as Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), was evasive about whether Congress could or should take up legislation soon to address young undocumented immigrants who will be given temporary reprieve from deportation, and on whether such a reprieve should be defined as "amnesty."
Romney has also been vague on how he would deal with Obama's announcement, other than to say it was an overreach and he wants legislation from Congress, even before his inauguration. He has repeatedly dodged questions on whether he would end the policy.
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