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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:58 AM

Leaders warn Republicans against forcing immigration vote

Source: The Hill

BY MELANIE ZANONA - 05/16/18 11:49 AM EDT

Republican leaders warned rank-and-file members Wednesday not to move ahead with a discharge petition to force an immigration vote, saying the effort would effectively hand over power to the Democrats, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.

“They said it’s a lot better to stick together as team than a few guys trying to do their own thing with a bill that simply switches the power over to the other party,” Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) told The Hill. “It turns the floor over to them.”

Leaders also said that the “the governing majority should be able to accomplish its agenda without resorting to discharge,” said Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.). “That’s fundamental to governing.”

After the meeting, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reiterated his opposition to the discharge petition.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/387953-gop-leaders-warn-republicans-against-forcing-immigration-vote

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:25 AM

1. What's Lyin' Ryan afraid of?

That a compassionate immigration bill will definitely pass?

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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:36 AM

2. Essentially...............yes.

If such a bill should pass it will hurt the Repugnants even more because the voter base they have nurtured for the past few decades and are relying on currently are as xenophobic as the German people were pre WWII and he does not want to cause them to decide to not show up to vote in the next election.

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