Amnesty Activists Ambush Boehner While He Eats Breakfast
Left-wing activists pushing for amnesty ambushed House Speaker John Boehner in a restaurant on Wednesday morning, confronting him while he ate breakfast on Capitol Hill--then published a video of the encounter online.
As the two amnesty activists approached Boehner and began talking to him--while videotaping the conversation--Boehner responded by saying: “Oh, I’m just going to eat breakfast.”
One of the left-wing activists seeking amnesty then said.“Maybe we can talk while you’re waiting for your food?”
“Sure, absolutely,” Boehner responded kindly.
“I’m Carmen Lima, I’m 13,” one amnesty activist said. “And you’re a father, right?”
“Oh yeah,” Boehner responded.
“So how would you feel if you had to tell your kids at the age of 10 that you were never coming home?” Lima then asked, as Boehner began to drink his coffee at the D.C. restaurant.
“That wouldn’t be good,” Boehner answered.
“I know, so that’s what’s happening--that’s what happened to me,” Lima then told Boehner. “I thought I was never going to get to see my dad again.”
Boehner said he is “trying to find some way to get this thing done.”
“It’s not easy — not going to be an easy path forward,” he said. “But I’ve made it clear since the day after the election that it’s time to get this done.”
The activists posted video of the exchange with Boehner online at the website of new Hispanic-focused television network Fusion, and published a transcript of it in Politico with Seung Min Kim.
Their tactics appear to have backfired, as from that breakfast Boehner went to the press conference at which he officially killed the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. “We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill,” Boehner said at the press conference, thereby killing the Senate bill.
Shortly thereafter, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's spokesman told Breitbart News he agrees with the Speaker, another death knell to immigration efforts as Cantor is in the process of writing a GOP version of the DREAM Act called the KIDS Act.
Technically, immigration reform is still not 100 percent dead as there are some loopholes of informal negotiations through which the House GOP leadership could operate. But Wednesday’s announcement from Boehner that there will never be a conference committee with the Senate bill pretty much kills off this effort.
WATCH VIDEO OF AMNESTY ACTIVISTS AMBUSHING BOEHNER DURING BREAKFAST: