Letters to the Editor

February 19, 2014

The GOP’s doing

What happened to simple majority and democracy? There were 59 votes in the Senate cast to pass immigration legislation, but Republicans had a filibuster going on which meant a 60-vote majority was needed to pass the immigration bill. House Speaker John Boehner caved in to his right-wing fanatics who carried the day for Republicans and sank immigration reform.

What happened to simple majority and democracy? There were 59 votes in the Senate cast to pass immigration legislation, but Republicans had a filibuster going on which meant a 60-vote majority was needed to pass the immigration bill. House Speaker John Boehner caved in to his right-wing fanatics who carried the day for Republicans and sank immigration reform.

Republicans can’t peddle lies or blame President Obama for the defeat of this one — it was all the GOP’s doing. Come election time, remember why there is still no immigration reform.

—Ron Lowe, Bayview

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