Skip to comments.Complete Cantor Turnaround: No Amnesty in NDAA
Posted on 05/16/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT by cotton1706
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed direction entirely Friday, saying through a spokesman that he doesnt plan to allow any amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens through the ENLIST Act.
No proposed ENLIST amendments to NDAA will be made in order, Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said in an email to Breitbart News.
The statement represents a complete turnaround for Cantor, who just a couple weeks ago was the leading and most powerful force behind the effort to insert a version of Rep. Jeff Denhams ENLIST Act into the NDAA bill. Denhams ENLIST Act, or a bill similar to it from Rep. Mike Coffman, would grant illegal alien DREAMers amnesty if they enlist in the U.S. military.
Cantors top political consultant Ray Allen had confirmed he was supportive of the effort in an interview with Breitbart News in mid-April, after Cantors primary challenger Dave Brat criticized him over it.
"Mr. Cantor views military service as the highest service one can perform for our nation, and if a young man or woman was brought to this country as a child and knows no other home and wants to serve our nation in uniform, he supports making that possible, Allen said.
That came two weeks after Breitbart News first revealed the once-secretive effort to include ENLIST Act language either in the base bill of the NDAA or via an amendment to the bill in committee or on the House floor. Under criticism from anti-amnesty activists, House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon initially backed off including the language in the base bill then backed off including it via an amendment during committee markup leaving proponents of the effort to push for an amendment on the House floor.
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The danger is after all the primaries are done.
They know we are all watching their every move! And Cruz is likely way ahead of them in strategy and chess moves.
Cantor must suddenly be seeing the whites of the Tea Party’s eyes
More like his wife yelling at him not to EFF this up, because she likes going to the parties!
The RINOs were hoping we Tea Partyers would be ‘shamed’ into supporting open door amnesty since Jeb Bush was and is pushing hard for it. Jeb’s influence on true conservatives has been shrinking, not growing, and mostly due to the things he says. Better that he is honest now, vs later, when primaries are over.
very sneaky GOPe! was this part of boehner’s commitment to the dems?
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
Should we actually believe them??
Worth the repost...lol
*spit* I don’t trust him any farther than that!
Cantor the Rat is under the spotlight and he’s getting nervous.
they will attempt to pass it standalone, no need for amendent.