When pressed by Fusion’s Jorge Ramos yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner said he can’t bring immigration reform to the floor because something something Obamacare.
Boehner said Republicans don’t trust President Obama to properly an enforce an immigration law they pass, citing multiple exemptions the president made to his signature healthcare law.
“Since when does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?” Ramos asked. “The Senate passed [immigration reform] almost a year ago, and you haven’t moved on that.”
“I just gave you an answer,” Boehner replied. “There’s nobody more interested in fixing this problem than I am.”
We can’t do immigration reform because the president has allowed delays for insurance mandates?
That’s pretty weak.
It would be easier to believe that there’s “nobody more interested” in fixing immigration than John Boehner if there were actually any evidence of that.
Iowa congressman and secret border control agent Steve “Calves the Size of Cantaloupes” King (R) recently said that his view of immigration reform is “indistinguishable” from the rest of the Republican party.
Is he wrong, John Boehner? Prove him wrong. Prove us wrong.(ht Price Benowitz LLP, Virginia)