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Rep. Gowdy: "The Senate Bill Is Not Going To Pass In The House"
Real Clear Politics Video (at source) ^ | June 30, 2013 | NA

Posted on 07/01/2013 4:57:51 PM PDT by neverdem

JOHN ROBERTS: I assume you heard Senator Schumer talking about immigration. He is fairly positive, he has a bold prediction: the House eventually will pass the Senate bill. What do you say?

REP. TREY GOWDY (R-S.C.): Well, I was moved, almost to the point of tears, by Senator Schumer’s concern for the future prospects of the Republican Party, but we’re going to not take his advice. The Senate bill is not going to pass the House. It’s not going to pass for myriad reasons. I support immigration reform; I think the current system is broken. But our framers gave us two legislative bodies, and I assume that they did it for a reason. The House runs every two years with the theory that we will be closer to the will of the people.

So, under the assumption that the framers meant to give us two legislative bodies and a House of Representatives with 435 members, we are going to work our will, like we have been doing for the past weeks. We have passed four separate bills out of House Judiciary and an additional bill out of Homeland Security. We’re making progress, and we will continue to do so. I’m more interested in getting it right than doing it on Senator Schumer’s schedule.

ROBERTS: Both Senator Schumer and Senator McCain, and I’m sure you’ve heard them both say this. There’s a lot of pressure being brought to bear on the House from a varied coalition of groups, some of whom have not traditionally sided with the democrats on much, let alone immigration. You’re got the U.S. chamber of commerce, you’ve got the growers, you’ve got labor unions, law enforcement and you have many churches who are saying to Republicans across the land, it's time to pass immigration reform..

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; gowdy; impeachnow; irs; loislerner; southcarolina; treygowdy

1 posted on 07/01/2013 4:57:51 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

To the headline: yes sure.
The senate Republicans are balless cowards, why would we expect different from the house?


2 posted on 07/01/2013 4:59:09 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: neverdem

So here we are in the tough talk period.

In a week or two, they’ll be lecturing us on how “something needs to be done.”

You watch - they always do.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 5:00:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: neverdem

Fox News is a liberal, at best occasionally RINO,
network that actually got three to go against Mr. Gowdy
on Sunday morning.

Typical “fairness” for the Romney-Rove-Obama Channel.
The “conservatives” there are not in the least.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 5:01:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: upchuck

Go Gowdy!


5 posted on 07/01/2013 5:02:44 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

If they vote on and pass a House version, then they will just mark it up until it matches the Senate version.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Qui pacem, praeparet bellum.)
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To: neverdem

Gowdy, please primary Linda Gayham in 2014.


7 posted on 07/01/2013 5:19:59 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: svcw

What he didn’t say was just as important. Like the House passing its own version, then bith bills going to conference where all enforcement language is taken out and we are left with amnesty.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 5:23:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: neverdem

I worry more about what comes out of conference if ANYTHING passes the house


9 posted on 07/01/2013 5:37:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Screw John Roberts. Reminds me f a joke i heard earlier today...How do you know you’re at a gay barbeque? The wienies taste like sh%t...: )


10 posted on 07/01/2013 5:51:52 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: svcw

the real problem is if ANYTHING passes the house
it goes to conference and then we are %^&*(*
if pubbies had any brains or balls we would wait until we won the senate then built a fence and put every one to the back of the line for 25 years.
i would just like to know the last time schumer had our best interest at heart??


11 posted on 07/01/2013 6:13:13 PM PDT by genghis
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To: genghis

Just say it dude......we are phuqued.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 6:19:19 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: neverdem
Nothing should happen until everyone has had a chance to carefully read and allow public dicussion the Senate bill.

All 1200 pages of it.

13 posted on 07/01/2013 6:23:59 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: neverdem
It better not.....

Or you can kiss America good-bye.

I saw first hand what happened in CA....and it will happen all across America if they pass this bill.

14 posted on 07/01/2013 6:26:08 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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To: neverdem

As long as the house even entertains the notion of creating their own bill we will end up screwed. They should refuse to play the game. If they want to legislate small items that are helpful such as building the fence they can do it without “comprehensive” reform.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 6:43:08 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

You can count on getting screwed. I got a feeling that they are coming up with something on their own. So you might as well get the vasoline out.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 6:47:27 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

BOHICA


17 posted on 07/01/2013 7:48:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: neverdem; ab01; afraidfortherepublic; AllAmericanGirl44; elcid1970; Gator113; Gene Eric; ...
Thanks for the ping via FRmail neverdem.


Trey
Gowdy
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? Just drop me a FReep mail.

18 posted on 07/01/2013 9:52:46 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

Thanks, upchuck.

The Country could use some more Trey.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 9:56:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: neverdem
This part of the interview (RE: Lois Lerner and the IRS) was interesting, too:
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GOWDY: Well, you say that is her right. It is her right to remain silent. It is not your right to offer a lot of exculpatory information, to testify and then say I’m not going to be subjected to cross-examination. The right to confront witnesses and cross-examine witnesses is also in the constitution. It’s just in the sixth amendment and not the fifth. So, what are we going to do? I would hope that Lois Lerner would feel motivated to share the information she has with Congress, whether that’s in the form of a proffer or limited immunity agreement.

ROBERTS: Her attorney basically waived off what the committee decided last week, saying it has no legal impact. You said you hope that she would come before the committee. Do you have any legal way to compel her to come back and testify?

GOWDY: Well, unless your name is Jack Bauer you can not make people talk. We can bring her back but you can't make someone talk. What you can do is incent them to talk. We do that all the time in the criminal justice system with proffers and limited immunity agreements.
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Lois Lerner will never come back to the House, and it's all because that filthy dirty scumbag Darryl Issa quickly let her walk the first time around. Somebody's got something on Issa, and that is definitely not a good thing for America, given Issa's important chairmanship.

20 posted on 07/02/2013 12:19:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Gene Eric
The Country could use some more Trey.

Yes it could. Perhaps Trey will decide to primary Linda next year. Write him and make the suggestion.

21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

He would make a great Senator.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 5:46:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Well, Jack Bauer is coming back.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 5:47:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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