CNN Panelists Slam Ken Cuccinelli in Heated DACA Debate: ‘Sir, I Think You Might Not Understand’

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — who was widely denounced for telling fellow CNN contributor Symone Sanders to “shut up” on live television — was once again ridiculed by members of a CNN panel, this time over his position on DACA.

Appearing on the network Tuesday, Cuccinelli took umbrage with the position of Andre Segura — the legal director for the ACLU of Texas — on the DACA program. Cuccinelli defended the DACA repeal as being the sound legal move — and criticized Segura for wanting to govern by emotion.

“I appreciate how you feel like you’d like the law to be,” Cuccinelli said.

“You’re mixing my words,” Segura replied. “I’m not talking about how I feel.”

Cuccinelli argued his stance was backed by the law.

“The idea this president has not taken up the legal fight because he might win is just wrong,” Cuccinelli said. He added that DACA is “legalizing the illegal.”

“Sir, I think you might not understand,” Segura said — going on to say that the issue has yet to be ruled on by the Supreme Court.

Legal analyst Laura Coates sided with Segura — saying that Cuccinelli was wrong to use the term unconstitutional with respect to DACA.

“Andre actually is absolutely correct in that the unconstitutional definition that’s being used by Ken is actually inaccurate with respect to this case,” Coates said.

Watch above, via CNN.

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