Boehner Stands Firm on Tying DHS Funding to Amnesty Ban
Kudos to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for declining the Senate GOP’s offer to cave to Democrats’ demand for a so-called “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.
As I discuss in my column this week, some Senate Republican leaders are getting gun shy about following through with the party’s promise to condition funding for DHS on new legislative language that specifically prohibits immigration agencies from implementing President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty program. They warn that Republicans will be blamed for the shutdown that would start on Sunday when the DHS budget ends, if no new bill is passed. Better, they argue, to appropriate the money now and hope the federal judiciary holds Obama accountable in the future.
Time heals all wounds. Unless, of course, you insist on picking the scab. That’s a lesson that Mitt Romney never seems to have learned.
Over the past week, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee has arrived back on the front pages by stoking rumors that he might be pursuing a third consecutive presidential bid in 2016. It’s all a little puzzling: Why ruin a perfectly good divorce by trying to get back together again?
It’s not Romney’s ambition that’s mystifying. Embalming fluid, as they say, is the only cure for presidential fever. What’s…
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—Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner White House Correspondent
— Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner White House Correspondent