Ryan ruptures with Freedom Caucus - WaPo:
“A House immigration bill meticulously negotiated by Republicans appeared to be on the brink of failure ahead of a planned Thursday vote after House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and a top conservative leader engaged in an unusually heated floor confrontation Wednesday. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) argued with Ryan in plain view of lawmakers, aides and reporters during a Wednesday afternoon vote — a dispute that Meadows later confirmed surrounded the immigration votes scheduled for Thursday. The typically mild-mannered Meadows could be seen repeating ‘it doesn’t matter’ as Ryan spoke to him, and he walked away from Ryan at one point only to return and continue arguing. Speaking to reporters afterward, Meadows accused Ryan and other House leaders of a bait-and-switch — agreeing to a deal on what would be contained in the compromise legislation only to leave key provisions out of the final text.
Amnesties always result in more illegal immigration and more amnesties. They move the country to the left by flooding the electorate with massive increases in low-information voters. Amnesties and illegal immigration are costly beyond the worst nightmares of taxpayers, and they do severe economic damage to American workers and wage earners. They are near impossible to control. They bring higher crime rates.
By the way, a wall will do little good without an E-Verify system to keep out illegal immigrant workers that drive American wages down. All amnesties bring negative consequences, but any amnesty bill without a strong E-Verify system hurts American workers and taxpayers and is essentially a surrender to open-border social and political chaos. Such irresponsibility is nation-destroying in its potential. Voters should throw the proponents and supporters of such legislation out of office in both primaries and general elections. Time is running out to save our county.
Karl Rove was just on Fox pitching for the Ryan bill.
I think Trump would sign the bill if it passes, which would be a major breach in his campaign promises. The consequences would eventually be visible enough to undermine his base and GOP credibility as well.
I continue to be a strong supporter of Meadows and others who fight against the Democrats and against the spineless minority of Republicans who are assisting the Democrats in handing our country over to leftists and big-donor special interests.