Asshole of the Day for May 24, 2014: John Boehner
By The Daily Edge
The arguments have been made. The economic benefits have been documented. And the polls have been taken.
Americans overwhelmingly support immigration reform, Prominent Republicans—even noted Tea Party leaders—have demanded action. Yet, almost a year after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill, Speaker John Boehner still refuses to bring the bill up for a vote in the House.
Even more shocking, when confronted by Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Boehner claimed that “no one has read” the Senate bill.
Boehner made a pathetic attempt to blame Obamacare for his inaction on immigration reform. But Ramos was having none of that: “What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?” he demanded.
Boehner, of course, was unable to offer a coherent response.
There is one man in America with the power to advance immigration reform this year. Speaker of the House John Boehner has a clear 6-week window in June-July to call a vote. Yet when told, “You can do it. And you really haven’t done it,” by the nation’s most prominent Hispanic journalist, Boehner feebly replied: “I appreciate your opinion,” then moved on to the next question.
For his shameful inaction on immigration reform, compounded by the lies he tells to deflect blame, Speaker John Boehner is Asshole of the Day.
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