Tea Party Protesters Threaten to Bring Down Boehner if He Supports Amnesty
“The House must not negotiate with the Senate bill."
July 17, 2013 - 1:53 pm
PJ Media asked Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who spoke at the “March for Jobs,” if he is confident at this point that the House will not pass a pathway to citizenship.
“I’m more optimistic than I was. Three months ago, it didn’t look like there was a very good opportunity to put an end to the destruction of the rule of law and it looks now like there’s a better opportunity to do that, but it’s a long ways between now and a president who won’t respect the rule of law,” said King.
“If he wanted to sign some bill that had amnesty in it, he really damaged his chances of doing that when he decided that he could rewrite Obamacare by whim and by let’s say the website of the US Treasury, second in command. He used to teach the Constitution. He has no constitutional authority to rewrite Obamacare, immigration law, No Child Left Behind, Welfare to Work – he has no constitutional authority to do that.”
Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Jeff Sessions of Alabama also addressed the rally.
“If this bill is passed, it will increase unemployment,” Cruz told the crowd. “If this bill is passed it will increase African-American unemployment. If this bill is passed it will increase youth unemployment. If this bill is passed it will increase Hispanic unemployment.”
Sessions called the Senate bill a “hammer blow to working families” that are “hurting” in today’s job market.
“The House must not negotiate with the Senate bill,” he said.