Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Meets with House GOP Prior to Leadership Shift on Border Bill
Posted on 08/02/2014 11:41:48 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Leaving the meeting Wednesday, Cruz signaled optimism. I am encouraged. I think it is likely that the House is going to vote on the bill to eliminate President Obamas authority to grant amnesty because of the humanitarian crisis were facing right now, Cruz told reporters after the event.
About a dozen House conservatives joined Cruz in his Senate office for pizza and beer, including Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
The catch in the leadership plan is that the bill sought by Cruz will only come to a vote if the other measure passes first, and it will remain its own separate piece of legislation. Neither bill, though, is expected to become law.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) bill offered by leadership is also slightly different than the one proposed by Blackburn and Cruz.
Exiting the meeting Wednesday night, House conservatives explained that they were not pleased with the border spending bill originally offered by House leadership. There is not a lot of support for the leadership bill, Bachmann said, doubting its passage. Once we actually got to read the bill were not getting what we were told we were going to be getting.
The original Cruz DACA bill, however, earned support from conservative hardliners on immigration policy. That we can all vote for. That, I think, will pass quite easily, Bachmann said. But I do think that the Speakers bill is in big trouble.
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Of course Cruz met with them. They need leadership, as reluctant as the most conservative will be to change the dysfunctional system
He probably didn’t do any thing more than remind them of their oath and what the constitution and the rule of law says
Hehehehehe, so does this make Ted the de facto Speaker of the House? Hahahahahahaha.
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