Tuesday, January 27, 2015

John Boehner Acknowledges 'Stumbles'

From the you-gotta-be-kidding-me department: Poor John Boehner... he still doesn't get it. Mr. Boehner, failed attempts to deceive the American people are not "stumbles," they're betrayals and claiming that an amnesty bill is a "border security" bill is simply not going to cut it with the American people.

(Reuters) Republicans in the House of Representatives, whose ranks swelled as a result of last November's elections, have gotten off to a clumsy start this year, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, as legislative initiatives have been derailed by attacks from inside the party.

"There have been a couple of stumbles," Boehner told reporters after meeting in a closed session with his rank-and-file.

The latest Republican casualty was a border security bill aimed at demonstrating a tough law-and-order approach toward stopping illegal immigration, mostly along the southern border with Mexico.

The bill had been scheduled for House debate on Wednesday but was canceled due to a massive East Coast snow storm, according to a Republican leadership announcement on Monday.

But conservatives were bucking the bill, claiming it would do nothing to deport undocumented immigrants who manage to get over the border, leading some to wonder whether the votes existed among Republicans to win passage.

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