Speaker of the House John Boehner was confronted by two children of immigrants while he was eating breakfast Wednesday morning. The two children urged him to push immigration reform through the House of Representatives.
So how did John Boehner respond to two children asking him to do his job? Well, he blatantly lied to them.
Boehner said, “I’m trying to find some way to get this thing done. It’s, as you know, not easy–not going to be an easy path forward. But, I’ve made it clear since the day after the election that it’s time to get this done.”
Which is a complete lie.
The Senate sent an immigration bill to the House months ago that had bipartisan support. So, one might then ask, “Why is it that we don’t have sensible immigration reform by now?”
That answer is simple: Because the same Speaker of the House John Boehner these two children confronted about immigration reform refuses to let the House vote on the Senate’s immigration bill. A bill that would pass if Boehner allowed a vote to actually be held.
So exactly how is Boehner “trying to find a way” when there’s a damn bill he killed in the House that would have brought sensible immigration reform to this country? It seems the only thing Boehner is “trying to find a way” to do is pander to the tea party, a group that fiercely opposes immigration reform.
After Boehner blatantly lied to the children, they then asked him, “How would you feel if you had to tell your kids at the age of 10 that you were never coming home?”
To which Boehner replied, “That wouldn’t be good.”
Here is the video of the confrontation, via Fair Immigration Reform Movement:
It’s incredibly disturbing that not only would Boehner unapologetically lie to a kid’s face, but also knowing that his actions could lead to these two kids seeing their father deported. It just adds to this man’s pathetic legacy of failure and deceit.
I’m by no means someone who encourages illegal immigration. I am, however, a strong proponent of passing sensible immigration reform that addresses those who are already here (and are in good standing) while establishing ways to prevent future illegal immigration.
Which is something the Senate’s bill does. What it doesn’t do is build a giant wall between the United States and Mexico with armed guards like most tea party Republicans want. The Senate’s bill handles immigration with bipartisan support and common sense — the two biggest enemies of tea party Republicans.
Later in the day, Boehner reiterated to reporters that the House would not be taking up the Senate’s immigration reform bill.
As always, John Boehner has no problem proving what kind of a class act he truly is.