Hat Tip: BB
In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty.
What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges just a few months after newly elected Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) beat now former House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) in a Republican primary.
Gohmert said most members had no idea what they were actually voting for when 219 members—216 of which were Republicans—approved a measure, H.R. 5759, first put forward by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), but subsequently dramatically altered by leadership officials in the Rules Committee process.
This is a must read if you want to know just how badly we are being betrayed by the RINOs who are saying one thing and doing another… It’s despicable. Gohmert says in the article that the members were tricked into voting for the bill – a secret amendment was added to the bill without the members’ knowledge. Melt the phone lines folks – we are being Grubered as I have pointed out over and over again. I warned everyone that the Republicans would wait till the last minute, strike a deal and claim victory. They want Amnesty as much as the Dems and are in it with Obama. They’ll claim they had to do it. I hate to say I told you so to everyone, but look at what is happening right before your eyes.
From Free Republic – two very good points:
House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise should be convicted of treason.
Not only did they use a trick to get Republicans to support Executive Amnesty, they have decided to make Executive Amnesty the law by using subterfuge to change that bill, without notifying members they had done so. Thus creating a bill that gives the president legal right to pass out green cards to anyone he wants to declare downtrodden.
This responsibility was given by the Constitution to Congress. Boehner has abdicated this congressional right and responsibility and placed it on a golden tray at Obama’s feet. How is anyone, even any of the states, going to be able to sue when it is part of the law enacted by both houses of Congress and signed by the president? If you’re imagining Chief traitor Roberts is going to stop this, you are living in La La Land.
What Obama had absolutely no right to do before, Boehner has given him every right to do. It will sail through the Senate, Obama will sign it, and the only way to get rid of it will be to get another bill signed into law removing it. Good luck with that being done over the next two years.
Boehner in the House just used subterfuge to re-create a bill giving Obama the right to use executive amnesty for “humanitarian” reasons and passed it in the House by deceiving the other congressmen who thought it was still the original good bill. The only thing Obama needs to sign now is this bill after it’s passed by the Senate and voila, congressionally authorized executive amnesty.