Skip to comments.House immigration group loses more Republicans
Posted on 09/20/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
Two House Republicans who had been trying to craft a comprehensive immigration package said Friday they were dropping of bipartisan negotiations.
In a joint statement, Texas Republican Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson said that they had reached a tipping point in the talks and can no longer continue working on a broad approach to a rewrite of the nations immigration laws.
We want to be clear. The problem is politics, they said in a joint statement. Instead of doing whats right for America, President Obama time and again has unilaterally disregarded the U.S. Constitution, the letter of the law and bypassed the Congress the body most representative of the people - in order to advance his political agenda.
We will not tolerate it. Laws passed by Congress are not merely suggestions, regardless of the current atmosphere in Washington. Laws are to be respected and followed by all particularly by the Commander-in-Chief.
Their exit is a major blow to immigration reform efforts in the House but the so-called Gang of Seven have long struggled to release legislation. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) dropped out in June over a health care dispute. The only Republican member that remains is Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida.
Johnson and Carter declined to criticize their Democratic negotiators John Yarmuth of Kentucky, Xavier Becerra of California, Zoe Lofgren of California and Luis Gutierrez of Illinois. Instead, their aimed their complaints toward President Barack Obama.
If past actions are the best indicators of future behavior, we know that any measure depending on the presidents enforcement will not be faithfully executed, they said.
Johnson and Carter said they will support efforts from the GOP-led House on immigration reform.
That means immigration reform that starts with a genuinely secure border, full implementation of E-verify, effective enforcement of current and future laws, and a commitment that any proposal contributes to a healthy economy, they said. There is a way to fix this problem that will instill the authentic accountability that has been missing in immigration for the past 25 years. The American people deserve no less.
But but but Boner says he will work at passing something pass the taters wiener.
Drip, drip, drip....we have a chance.
BLUE SLIP IT.
good. now watch boehner, cantor and the rest of the GOPe very carefully.
Louie Gohmert's speech on the floor of the House today was amazing. He nailed 0bama for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and talked about Huma Abedin's connections, etc.. He talked about this regime's war on Christianity and quoted General Boykin. Incredible speech! I can't find the video copy of this speech but if someone does, PLEASE POST A THREAD FOR IT.
I didn't know this
. . . And it took them this long to figure that out? Where have they been for the last five years?
Anyway, thanks for telling us that skunks produce unpleasant odors.
It should be on this video somewhere. If you know what time he spoke you can find it.
Good to hear! It was a bad idea to begin with.
It’s at 12:34 ET on the video.
Mass deportations is still the best plan. Seal the border first, send the illegals home right after. Enforce the laws we have now, NOW.
If you truly believe this then WHERE ARE THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT?
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