A conservative political activist who participated in a conference call with the White House said President Obama should change Thanksgiving Day to a holiday dedicated to illegal immigrants.
Susan Payne of Maryland told radio talk show host Joe Miller on KOAN Wednesday this would be happening once this “amnesty mill” is complete. Miller was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2010.
Earlier this week, the House passed legislation authorizing funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. Inserted in that legislation is a provision to proceed with President Obama’s executive actions on amnesty, a highly contested issue on which the president ultimately prevailed.
“Once this is all finished, there should be another executive order that changes Thanksgiving to ‘Celebrate Immigrants Day.’” Payne said. “I was about ready to blow my top when I heard that.”
The activist told syndicated radio host Mark Levin in a previous interview earlier in the week the call was hosted by Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council.
Payne, a contributor for radio station WCBM in Baltimore, said people called in from various places in the United States including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Vermont. Her impression of the call, as she described it on the air Wednesday, was: “How can we make life better for an illegal alien? And basically kicking the citizen out to the curb.”