Skip to comments.RNC Chair: 'Broad Consensus' in GOP Want 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'
Posted on 06/29/2013 7:00:48 PM PDT by markomalley
A day after the Senate passed its immigration bill, RNC Chair Reince Priebus claimed there was "broad consensus" in the Republican party for "comprehensive immigration reform."
"We need comprehensive immigration reform," Priebus told CNN's Peter Hamby on Friday. "I don't think we can continue to drift along with this mess of immigration laws that we have. And a mess that in many regards has been the results of our government not even enforcing the laws that are in place. There is plenty of blame to go around for why we are in this position, but I think it's about time that we address it."
He then asserted it was "clear that there is pretty broad consensus in the party, in the Republican Party, that we need comprehensive immigration reform" and said he knew the House leadership is "committed" to drafting a comprehensive bill.
Republican House leaders have indicated that they will not take up the Senate's bill, but have signalled they will draft "comprehensive" legislation they hope to pass in order to go to conference with the Senate. Conservatives, though, would like a narrower approach that focuses primarily on securing--and funding--border security first.
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When is Sarah getting this "Freedom Party" thing going anyway?
The sooner, the better.
Enough of this nonsense.
What do their constituents want? Have they even flocking thought about that?!
They call it “comprehensive” reform yet the bill is 1200 pages long. Probably not that easy to comprehend.
Hey Reince - enforce the laws already on the books before attempting to create new ones!!
They ought to look what passing the Senate bill has done for Obama’s poll numbers— absolutely nothing, slight downward trend.
If a man will sell his convictions for a poll,
is he not just selling his soul?
It ain't about The People.
Good ol’ Rancid Prius, doin’ whatever he’s told. BTW, my tagline doesn’t mention the Republican Party.
This man in no way represents what the conservatives in Texas think!!!!
Sounds like a whole bunch of feed lot left overs...
About this new party Sarah....
GTH mr. Prissy.
You want to be schumer’s butt boy, that’s your problem.
The rest of us ain’t playing.
And no, we aren’t sending you any money.
Why do RNC losers like Priebus get re-appointed? Does anyone have an answer? Who is pulling the strings? Certainly not the grassroot supporters!
If that is true I need to find another party.
that’s why so many of us Conservatives are ready to leave the party! When he says a broad consensus in GOP he’s only talking about a few thousand people. I’m a American first, Conservative second. I have not called myself a Republican for some time now.
Where else would old Rinse get a job if the GOP goes under? He’s got to keep talking nonsense like this.
You have identified the problem with the GOP.
Good point. It’s astonishing how the House meekly accepts the Obama administration’s refusal to enforce the law. Don’t they have any pride or sense of institutional or constitutional responsibility? They need to reread Madison’s Federalist papers.
Um, if the government can't enforce the existing laws? So we should cave to the statists? You squat to pee too, don't you.
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