The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), promised foreigners in a foreign country he’d deliver comprehensive immigration reform.
Boehner’s speech happened just before an illegal alien killed an American woman in San Francisco, shocking the nation.
“The speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner has told a Dublin audience of his determination to overcome Republican resistance to immigration reform,” Arthur Beesley wrote from Dublin, Ireland, for the Irish Times:
Mr Boehner also told how Taoiseach Enda Kenny has harangued him on the matter, telling him how the lack of reform has left some Irish immigrants listening to a parent’s funeral by phone. His remarks indicate he may yet move to confront opponents of reform within his own Republican party, which is in the vanguard of resistance to it and has a majority in the House.
Imitating Mr Kenny, Mr Boehner said he was seated at lunch between the Taoiseach and President Obama. The Taoiseach says: “John, John, John.” He says: “How’s immigration reform coming?” Mr Boehner replied: “What the hell do you care about immigration reform?” Mr Kenny: “Oh John, John. You don’t realise there are about 50k of my fellow Irishmen came to the US and never quite made it back across the pond. You know their cousins have got to hold up the cell phone at their parents’ funeral so their kids in Chicago or Detroit or wherever can listen to the funeral. John, John this is a serious problem.” Last Thursday when they met, Mr Kenny’s message was concise. “The Taoiseach said: ‘I think you understand, just get it done’.”
Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith told Breitbart News earlier on Monday, after the Irish Times piece, that the Speaker remains committed to reform.
“The Speaker has made his position clear numerous times. Our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed, starting with efforts to secure our border,” Smith said. “This is a difficult issue that needs to be addressed. But the president’s decision to take unilateral action on immigration – action he himself said exceeded his authority 22 times – has sabotaged hopes of serious reform during his presidency.”
A GOP congressional aide ripped Boehner’s stance on immigration reform.
What can you say of a party that puts all of its energy into passing Obamatrade but doesn’t lift a finger to help protect Americans from illegal alien violence? Do we serve Americans or corporations? Name one thing – one single thing – GOP has pushed as hard as Obamatrade that corporations opposed. Now, on the heels of the San Francisco catastrophe, Boehner says he wants to crumble GOP ‘resistance’ to ‘immigration reform.’ Translation: Boehner wants to deliver President Rubio all of the elements of the Gang of 8 bill, including total amnesty and 33 million new immigrants.
Boehner is facing a primary challenge in Ohio’s eighth congressional district, and while he beat conservative J.D. Winteregg last time around, Winteregg is a lot more seasoned now.
In response to Boehner promising foreigners he wants to deliver reform, Winteregg told Breitbart News that the people of Ohio’s eighth congressional district are not happy.
“In lieu of celebrating the birth of our great nation with his fellow Americans here in Ohio’s 8th District, Speaker Boehner spent his Independence Day holiday talking with people about how he could further erode this country’s values by pushing ‘immigration reform’ on the American people,” Winteregg said in an email.
Instead of focusing on securing our border and enforcing the laws that exist, Speaker Boehner has chosen to allow full funding for President Obama’s executive amnesty orders, and he continues to collaborate with the Chamber of Commerce to serve their interests with respect to immigration. No one has ever cast a vote for the Chamber of Commerce, yet the Speaker continues to hold them as a priority over the people in Ohio’s 8th district. It’s time for Speaker Boehner to listen to his district and the rest American people–not the special interests that fund his campaign. It’s time to “fight tooth and nail” against the President–not the conservatives–like he promised us he would last year.
Winteregg added that unless Ohio’s eighth congressional district’s voters step up and send Boehner—who he argues is not representing them anymore—packing, then he’ll keep doing things like this.
Until he is removed from office, we will continue to see Speaker Boehner enable this President and his “extreme,” Left-Wing policies. I’m running against the Speaker because I will do what he promised us he would do–I’ll work to secure our borders and enforce the laws on the books. Furthermore, I will not vote to fund and further enable the executive amnesty orders of this President. While Speaker Boehner will stay on the side of the President and wealthy special interests, I will work tirelessly to stand with the American people to reclaim the Constitutional governance we all want.