WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner announced yesterday that he has “no intention of ever going to conference” with the Senate on its bipartisan immigration legislation, and implied that he would take an ineffective, piecemeal approach to the issue.
Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way, responded to Boehner’s remarks:
“Once again, Speaker Boehner is choosing to stand with the extremist minority of his party over the wishes of the majority of Americans and the long-term health of our country.
“It is stunning that Boehner sees no hurry to fix the moral crisis of a broken immigration system that tears families apart and leaves millions of futures in limbo. Not only is improving our immigration laws a moral imperative, it has the support of business, civic and faith groups from across the political spectrum.
“Yet Boehner has chosen to stand with Rep. Steve King and his Hate Caucus over the common-sense interests of Americans. Is this what the GOP’s ‘rebranding’ looks like?”