House GOP Not Happy With Jeb
Yesterday Alan described how Jeb Bush said that illegal immigration can be an “act of love.” He also wondered how the far right would react. Well, it didn’t take long.
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.