2:59 pm Jun. 15, 2012
President Obama made a forceful case for his decision to relax deportation requirements in an afternoon address in the Rose Garden, during which he was interrupted by a reporter from the conservative website The Daily Caller.
"It is the right thing to do," Obama said with a raised hand, over questions from The Daily Caller's Neil Munro. "Excuse me sir, it is not time for questions, sir. Not while I'm speaking."
Obama referenced the interruption again later in the speech.
"I didn't ask for an argument," Obama said with obvious annoyance. "I'm answering your question. It is the right to do for the American people."
"This is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship," Obama said before he was interrupted.
He said that the decision would allow the government to focus its resources on safety threats and economically beneficial activities like "giving certainty to our farmers and our ranchers."
"These are all the right things to do," he said.
(Video via Talking Points Memo.)