Skip to comments.Texas GOP to Obama: Donít mess with us
Posted on 07/10/2014 7:22:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama singled out the Texas congressional delegation during his recent speech on the border crisis from Dallas arguing that if this influential bloc of Republicans backed his emergency spending plan, it could pass next week.
The delegations response? Fat chance.
Texas GOP lawmakers said Thursday that Obamas supplemental request is essentially dead on arrival with them, as well as the broader House Republican Conference. They fumed about the presidents handling of the crisis and how hes putting pressure on Congress to solve it.
He caused this and so now hes trying to blame it on us, that were holding up the fix? said a peeved Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) on Thursday. That is patently false.
Any additional spending request would face tough hurdles in Congress, but Obamas $3.7 billion proposal detailed earlier this week is running into steep opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill and is all but certain to be rejected in its current form.
If Obama wants to get Republican support, the key selling point will be pairing the extra funds hes seeking with significant policy changes meant to get at the heart of the reason why unaccompanied minors from Central America have been trying to enter the United States illegally in record numbers. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified Thursday that as many as 90,000 unaccompanied minors may cross the southwest border before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.
But the policy changes the GOP is seeking could come at the expense of support from some Democrats who are eager to provide the emergency aid but arent so sure about tweaking a 2008 anti-trafficking law that makes it more difficult for migrant children from countries that dont border the United States to be repatriated.
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Don Vito Corleone would have said the same thing of Obama that he said of (Phillip) Tattaglia: “He’s a pimp.”
What is ole “abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis saying about all these illegals going into Texas? She seems to have gone silent.
he already has this is all about making Texas a Democrat state...it will. we will be out numbered
Perry could become the most popular governor in the nation if he would stand up and secure his southern border. Cannot figure this out, regarding Perry ... so guess will have to go back to small ‘p’ in perry. The first politician to take action and not offer simply lip service could very well be the next President. Wonder if any politician will stand up and take action, instead of offering words only?
Cornyn wanted to rescue the amnesty bill and mentor Rubio; and Perry was silent.
The only people who were against it from the start were Vitter, Sessions, King, Barletta, Rohrabacher and Kerry Bentivolio (has an upcoming primary against foreclosure king Dave Trott).
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Keeps Silent As Immigration Reform Debate Moves Forward
Not only is Perry not doing anything but we have yet to hear from Abbott, Patrick or Paxton. Obviously they are involved in campaigning but it’s a long time until November for we Texans and I, for one, want to know what those three candidates intend to do or at least their position on the issue.
Is strange no politician (anywhere) is stepping up to the plate to do anything to stem this invasion.