Split House GOP threatens immigration reform, Boehner's future
Sens. Jeff Flake, left, and Marco Rubio, center, didn't find a receptive audience among House conservatives for the Gang of Eight immigration reform plan.
June 10th, 2013
07:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Split House GOP threatens immigration reform, Boehner's future

Washington (CNN) - As the Senate this week casts its first round of votes on immigration reform, a divided Republican conference on the other side of the Capitol may be a roadblock to any immigration measure passing Congress this year.

And that internal split will soon pose a critical test for House Speaker John Boehner.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Don't pass immigration reform. Please don't republicans!!!! This will be the death of your party. And you will be extinct for the next few decades. John Boehner has no control over the House which is why immigration reform will fail. Not to mention, if it passes, that's another win under the President's belt. And republicans can't have that. Their number one goal is to see the President fail. REMEMBER????

    June 10, 2013 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    No immigration measure is actually needed.........and that is the whole and complete POINT!

    June 10, 2013 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    I love this.....Tan Man is toast. He can't control the fanatical T-P'ers and other zealots in his caucus. And as Dutch said...don't get on board for immigration reform....bye bye GOP in 2014 and 2016. Of course they'll still have the bible thumping, xenophobic, anti-gay, anti-women, and guns for everyone crowd

    June 10, 2013 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. Wake up People!

    Bye, bye Boehner.......

    June 10, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  5. Guess

    Rick, the majority of people want reform, but the gop sheeple keep telling yourselves that this is what you want, your party telling you whats best for you, wake up stupid, what policies do they craft for you? what exactly do you think it is they are doing for you? education, financial reform? jobs? or campaigning 24/7? i am waiting on any proposals that are designed to help the working class, gop talking points are just that, they dont even support their own bills. and the deficit, georges, food stamp increase and other such, is what your gop wants everyone to be poor, and the middle class to pay for it, their crashing of the economy was no accident, and a welfare state is what they want, should i sacrifice my ss to give more atx breaks to the rich, they never pay what they are supposed to anyway, their deductions are not considered handouts, but your morgage interest you deduct is. idiots

    June 10, 2013 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    The right wing doesn't want immigration reform. Reform means that some businesses may lose the ability to hire people at low wages.

    This country's economy was built on the back's of slaves. After the Civil War, this country's economy thrived on people working for slave wages. And still to this day, this country's economy still relies on a segment of the population working for slave wages. Ugly, but true.

    June 10, 2013 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  7. Guess

    Boner is the most ineffective speaker i have ever seen in my 30 plus years of following politics, even worse than newt, thats no easy task, it is hard to do nothing, even by chance, something should get taken seriously, like the house budget being designed around the repeal of obamacare. the scotus has ruled, yet, more grandstandng, and theatrics forn grover, and the koch brothers. disgusting.

    June 10, 2013 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  8. ST

    Boehner has disappointed not only his Party but also the entire nation in general. He hasn't done anything since he was appointed Speaker, if he was, the approval rating of Congress could be higher than it is now. He should not be rewarded for being lazy, he should be punished.

    June 10, 2013 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    John Boehner has a simple solution. Heed his own past advice. Follow the will of the American people.

    June 10, 2013 08:53 am at 8:53 am |