Congressman says Boehner is toast if he pushes immigration bill

Rep Dana Rohrabacher
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

With the immigration debate heating up, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., said that Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio could face a “revolt” if he allows a House vote on the current immigration bill being debated in the Senate, and that his Speakership could also be in danger, according to The Hill.

Rohrabacher and other conservatives have been pressuring Boehner to adhere to the “Hastert Rule.” The unwritten rule is named after former Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and says no bill should come to the House floor for a vote unless it has the support of a majority of a chamber’s majority.

“I would consider that a betrayal of the Republican members of the House and a betrayal of the Republicans throughout the country,” Rohrabacher said on World Net Daily radio. “If Boehner moves forward … and permits this to come to a vote even though the majority of Republicans in the House — and that’s if they do — oppose what’s coming to a vote, he should be removed as Speaker.”

While Rohrabacher said he didn’t know how many would support the bill as of yet, if they did, it was because they had been deceived by propaganda.

Rohrabacher also blasted GOP Sen. Marco Rubio for using “weasel words” and pushing immigration reform as a member of the “Gang of Eight.”

“Rubio is so confused and so mixed up I think that he has given up his rightful place to advise any of us in Washington what to do, and certainly given up any right to be trusted by the American people,” Rohrabacher said. “It was over and over, contradiction after contradiction, lie after lie.”

“He has been saying all along that we need to have border security first, and then when he gets on Spanish TV, he ends up saying, no, no, that will never get in the way, that legalization status isn’t contingent on border control,” Rohrabacher said. “Well, this is outrageous and no one should believe him.”

H/T: The Hill

See also:

‘No way in hell’ will Boehner act against House GOP majority on immigration


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