CNN reporter on issue of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants: "It literally drives some off the deep end, like Lou Dobbs"

››› ››› BRIAN FREDERICK

Discussing driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, CNN correspondent Carol Costello remarked on The Situation Room that the issue "literally drives some off the deep end, like Lou Dobbs."

On the January 29 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, correspondent Carol Costello reported that the issue of "driver's licenses for illegal immigrants ... literally drives some off the deep end, like Lou Dobbs," referring to her CNN colleague, who hosts Lou Dobbs Tonight. Costello then aired a video clip from that program in which Dobbs stated: "[Y]ou have illegal aliens in this country demanding the rights and privileges of citizenship. It is the most, to me, arrogant thing they could possibly do."

From the January 29 edition of CNN's The Situation Room:

WOLF BLITZER (host): Latino voters could make the difference for Democratic presidential candidates on Super Tuesday. Hillary Clinton has the advantage, at least right now, but Barack Obama could gain some important ground on one controversial issue.

Let's go to Carol Costello. She's watching this story for us. What's going on, Carol?

COSTELLO: Well, that controversial issue is really controversial. That would be the driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. Obama's stand on the issue could certainly catch much-needed attention in the Hispanic community. The only problem? It could hurt him, too.

[begin video clip]

COSTELLO: Talk about your hot-button issues: driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. It literally drives some off the deep end, like Lou Dobbs.

DOBBS: I mean, you have illegal aliens in this country demanding the rights and privileges of citizenship. It is the most, to me, arrogant thing they could possibly do.

COSTELLO: And most Americans agree. According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll in October, a whopping 76 percent do not think undocumented immigrants ought to have driver's licenses.

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Lou Dobbs, Carol Costello
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The Situation Room
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