House GOP Not Happy With Jeb
Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), a conservative who has worked on immigration reform, suggested Bush was “pandering.”
“When you trivialize the fact that these people have broken the law, I think your message is a little bit off. I think it’s unfortunate,” Labrador said at a Tuesday event sponsored by The Heritage Foundation . . .
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) painted Bush as “overly enthusiastic about giving amnesty” to illegal immigrants.
“To lead off with amnesty to solve our immigration problem is just bad, so I disagree with him on that,” Fleming said.
And this is the Republican problem in a nutshell. To nominate a candidate for President who can actually win, they will have to overcome their own majority in the House.