The House GOP is saying ‘No’ to immigration reform, as the Democrats continue to push for a vote on the controversial issue that was the cause of Senate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s fall from political grace.
Soft-Republicans like, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), are supporting the Democratic caucus-led immigration reform efforts in the House, and could pick up some more milder and squishier Republican support, as some these GOP legislators are now starting to look towards their re-elections in 2014, believing that any effort to improve the broken immigration system, would be perceived as a good campaign maneuver.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) announced his support for the bill over the weekend, and teased that more Republicans might follow. Although House GOP leadership has said they will not bring the bill to the floor for a vote, supporters are hoping that bringing on more pro-reform Republicans can increase the pressure on them to do so.–Huffington Puffington Post
Anytime you have one of the most outspoken liberal Democratic members of Congress, Xavier “I brake for Amnesty” Becerra (CA) coming out in full support of any bill, a little red flashing light and alarm should sound off in your head.