That’s more or less the word of Representative Tom Cole.
The Hill reported that Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said he thinks it is unrealistic to pass the “divisive and difficult issue” of reform because it can barely handle the basics of a functioning government.
“I don’t even think we’ll get to that point until we get these other problems solved,” Cole said. “We’re not sure we can chew gum, let alone walk and chew gum, so let’s just chew gum for a while.”
In other words, having intentionally made government as dysfunctional as possible, Tom Cole and his colleagues in the Flying Monkey Caucus can’t envision tackling immigration reform. It’s too hard.
House Republicans are still trying to handle crossing the Ts and dotting the Is. Commas are a whole ‘nother story.