The GOP’s doing
02/19/2014 6:10 PM
02/19/2014 6:11 PM
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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