WaPo: Conservative Media’s Focus on Immigration Dooms Ryan Surge

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

From Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane writing at the Washington Post:

Not everyone is jumping on the Ryan bandwagon. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), a Freedom Caucus member, said he remains more focused on process than personalities.

“I want to see a change in the culture of Washington, D.C.,” he said. “Before we move ahead with a speaker vote, let’s address the process, let’s address the rules.”

“It’s the what, not the who,” he added.

Some conservative media outlets were also questioning Ryan’s position on immigration, because he spent much of 2013 working behind the scenes with Democrats on a potential massive overhaul of border and immigration laws. No legislation was ever produced or voted on, but some conservatives believe he was supportive of a path to citizenship for some of the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country.

Read the full story at the Washington Post.