Two Republicans criticized President Trump after news leaked he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months, but for very different reasons.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., both ripped Trump after Politico reported Sunday evening that he'll end the program that gives work permits to illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
Ros-Lehtinen and King could only agree they didn't like the choice. The reasons why were much different.
"After teasing #Dreamers for months with talk of his "great heart," @POTUS slams door on them. Some "heart"…," Ros-Lehtinen tweeted after the report.
King similarly criticized Trump, but he was angry about the idea of a six month delay that allows Congress to take some sort of action to keep the so-called DREAMers in the country. The 800,000 or so people covered by the DACA program are called DREAMers after the bill proposed in the Congress that would have had a similar effect.
King called the idea of a delay "Republican suicide."
"Ending DACA now gives chance 2 restore Rule of Law. Delaying so R Leadership can push Amnesty is Republican suicide," he tweeted.