So Much For ‘Working Together’: Paul Ryan Caves To Tea Party, Says No To Immigration Reform (VIDEO)

It has been a year since President Barack Obama signed executive orders that would allow up to 4.7 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States without the threat of deportation looming over them. The goal was to assist in the 4.4 million parents of children that were born in the U.S. who qualify as legal permanent residents.

But the last thing Republicans could stand is Obama usurping their authority to hate on undocumented immigrants, so their lawsuit put the whole thing hold and the LA Times reports it could outlast his presidency.

On Sunday’s Face The Nation Ryan ruled out doing anything with the White House on much-needed immigration reform even calling it a “ridiculous notion.” So much for the “working together” as Ryan suggested. Seems Congress is continuing its war against the White House.

“I think it would be a ridiculous notion to try and work on an issue like this with a president we simply cannot trust on this issue,” he said. “He tried to go it alone, circumventing the legislative process with his executive orders, so that is not in the cards. I think if we reach consensus on how best to achieve border and interior enforcement security, I think that’s fine.”

He then acknowledged that the whole “deal” he made with the ultra-conservative teabagger House Freedom Caucus was about not taking up immigration reform.

The pissing contest continued when Ryan moved over to CNN’s State of the Union when Ryan declared “this president tried to write the law himself,” accusing Obama of overstepping his authority. “Presidents don’t write laws. Congress writes laws.”

This proves, once again, Congress is literally run by just 40 people who don’t support government doing anything. If Republicans were smart, they’d be primarying these members because they’re the ones denigrating their brand. I guess “working together” meant the Republicans were caving to the Tea Party. That’s not being a leader, that’s being a loser.


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