Tea Party Patriots is joining the chorus of conservative voices expressing frustration that the House’s government funding bill does not block executive amnesty.
“Make no mistake, this bill DOES fund Obama’s executive amnesty, and so much more,” Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots co-founder, said in a statement.”We’ve not seen a ‘Lame Duck Congress’ these last several days. We’ve seen an ‘All Powerful, Unaccountable American Nightmare.'”
Martin adds that those voting on the 1,603 page, $1.1 trillion funding measure are unlikely to even read it.
“America rises this morning to find that another massive, 1,600-page bill dropped under the cover of darkness. A bill created behind closed doors, of course, that congressmen won’t even have time to read,” she said.
The Tea Party leader went on say Americans should call their congressman and demand language be added to the spending bill to defund executive amnesty. If not, she said, the bill should be defeated.
“If the Rules Committee won’t allow the proper amendments, the Rule should be taken down; if the necessary language blocking funding for executive amnesty is not added, the bill should be defeated,” Martin continued in her written statement. “I urge fellow concerned citizens to go here for more information and to get in touch with your Member of Congress and demand it.”
House leaders who support the government spending measure — which funds most of government through September 2015 (except the Department of Homeland Security which would only be funded through February) argue that the funding measure would allow Congress to fight executive amnesty with a Republican Senate.
“Without a threat of a government shutdown, this sets up a direct challenge to the president’s unilateral actions on immigration when we have new majorities in both chambers of Congress,” House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.