January 7, 2015 10:00 pm -

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Following the attack on the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo by three gunmen on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that Republicans will still fight immigration even if it risks halting funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

“I believe that the president’s executive actions with regard to immigration are outside of the Constitution and outside of his [su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]powers, and I believe that we can deal with that issue in the Department of Homeland Security bill without jeopardizing the security of our country,” he told reporters when asked whether the Paris attacks would change the GOP’s strategy on funding DHS, according to the Huffington Post:

The department is set to run out of funding at the end of February, after a deal cut last month excluded it from longer-term appropriations made for the rest of the government. Now, Republicans are working on a plan to fund DHS that includes measures to block President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which would give work authorization to up to 5 million people.

While Boehner said a DHS funding fight over immigration wouldn’t harm national security, other GOP members questioned the strategy. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who chairs the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said Wednesday on Fox News that he hopes the attack in Paris will be “a wake-up call in Congress” that members need to fund DHS.

Senator Lindsey Graham also believes it would be beneficial to act like grownups.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN later Wednesday morning that he hopes Republicans are rethinking their plans to use the DHS funding to retaliate against executive action on immigration. He said it would “make sense” to block funding that could be used to implement executive action, but not to allow DHS to go unfunded.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to FreakOutNation: Boehner To Fight Immigration Even If It Shuts Down DHS

  1. crc3 January 7th, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Oh shut up John …JUST SHUT UP!

    • tracey marie January 7th, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      2 years of this shit, it is going to be a long 2 years

      • booker25 January 8th, 2015 at 7:59 am

        Its been a long six years already.

        • tracey marie January 8th, 2015 at 1:37 pm


      • Boehner-Monkey January 8th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

        I concur! The good part, as I am sure you agree…..think of the potential backlash effect in 2016. Can you imagine if Hillary picks Liz Warren as her running mate? There is absolutely no way the GOP could match that potential level of excitement.

        • tracey marie January 8th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

          Very true, they , the right have made sure that a Dem will win the WH and the Senate in 2016. That would be a dream ticket, give Hillary one term and Elizabeth 2.

      • crc3 January 8th, 2015 at 8:51 pm

        Stock up on toilet paper! LOL

  2. Obewon January 7th, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Lame Boehner should do his job, bringing the Immigration reform bill to the floor for an up or down vote that is certain to pass! “I believe that the president’s executive actions with regard to immigration are outside of the Constitution and outside of his powers, and… no repub paid attorneys would file my frivolous GOP lawsuit. I’l cry if there’s no more cake and free lobbyist booze too!

    • William January 8th, 2015 at 12:14 am

      “Lame Boehner should do his job”
      Yeah, good luck with that.

  3. fahvel January 8th, 2015 at 12:41 am

    getting rid of homeland security might be the best thing that could come out of the boner’s congress.

  4. StoneyCurtisll January 8th, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Just think..
    John ‘Boehner’ is too weak to be the House Speaker in the eyes of many Republicans.
    Gawd save us all form the republican majority.

  5. Budda January 8th, 2015 at 7:38 am

    This “all or nothing” attitude of the Republicans is exactly what is wrong with government today. It typifies the Tea Party.

  6. shatto January 8th, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Boehner will stop immigration. All immigration. Yep, it’s true.
    Republicans hate immigrants and will kill them with the dirty air and water that they’ll make now that they control Congress.
    Here’s the point of this satire;
    Democrats say Republicans are against immigration.
    Republicans are against allowing ILLEGAL immigration. 😉