House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has joined with Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) in publicly opposing any conference committee negotiations with the Senate on immigration legislation.
“Whip McCarthy agrees with the Speaker,” McCarthy spokesman Mike Long told Breitbart News Wednesday afternoon. “The House will work its will and we will do so in a more thoughtful, deliberate, step-by-step approach to address our broken immigration system, focusing first on securing the border.”
On Wednesday morning, Boehner said at a press conference that there will never be any House negotiations with the Senate on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, effectively killing it after months of unease about its future from all sides.
Shortly thereafter, Cantor joined Boehner. Now, with McCarthy in public opposition to any conference committee, it means all three members of House GOP leadership are united against any such conference committee efforts to save the Senate bill.