Immediately following the House of Representatives’ passage of the so-called CR/omnibus spending bill, Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Steve King (R-IA) reacted to the vote.
Bachmann told host Sean Hannity a decision had been made months ago on amnesty, despite efforts to use this bill to take on President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty effort.
“I think the reason why they did it is because the political establishment made a decision months ago this they were going to get amnesty,” she said. “And they were going to pay for amnesty. The executive amnesty is what they didn’t like — President Obama doing it alone. But they wanted amnesty. Let’s not mince words. Both Republican and Democrats, the leadership, the establishment, wanted to have amnesty”
Later in the segment, Hannity turned his attention to King and asked if House Speaker John Boehner made a deal with Obama directly.
“Yes,” King replied. “I think no good ideas outside of that deal were going to be considered unless we could have succeeded on taking the rule down. And at that point we would have had a new ball game. And I think we had a chance, but we failed by a vote to take the rule down.”
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