The Congress is intent on leaving Washington for its five week “August” recess. If the House does not produce a conservative bill today to send to the Senate, regardless of its fate there, adequate to stop the border rush, AND to stop Obama’s from using executive orders to do his damnedest, then it is not doing its job. Passing crap legislation to say they did something is no solution and can make the situation worse. They need to stay there and do their job well and let the Democrat Senate take the fall.
William Kristol in his Blog points out inadequacies in Speaker Boehner’s proposal of last night:
The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill. The policy objections to the bill seem convincing to me—among them that it seems to appropriate more money, on a pro-rated monthly basis, than the president’s proposal; that it might well make it harder, not easier,to send some or all of the illegal migrants back; that it changes the asylum laws in ways that might well backfire; and that it doesn’t deal in any way the core cause of the problem, the president’s 2012 executive amnesty for minors or his pending huge expansion of that amnesty. These objections haven’t been convincingly addressed by leadership. And of course there’s been no markup of the leadership bill, no hearings about it, and no amendments permitted to it. All of this is grounds for not rushing to pass dubious legislation. The House Republican leadership should pull the bill.
Senator Ted Cruz also says the Boehner plan is inadequate. Iowa’s Congressman Steve King may be listening. Read more here: