Boehner Prepared To Let DHS Funding Expire And Blame Democrats
[su_center_ad]What’s amazing here is how transparent John Boehner is about allowing the country to become vulnerable because of refusal to fund the Department of Homeland Security and blame it on Senate Democrats. And all because he and other Republicans want to hold the country’s security hostage to immigration.
[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace repeatedly questioned House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Sunday morning over the upcoming deadline for Department of Homeland Security funding, which is set to expire at the end of February, just before Congress goes on a week-long recess.
The House passed a bill funding the DHS that also contained riders rolling back President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportations. Senate Democrats blocked its passage, demanding a “clean” continuing resolution. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that the ball was back in the House’s court, which was where Wallace found Boehner Sunday morning.
“The House has acted. We’ve done our job,” Boehner said. “Senate Democrats are the ones putting us in this precarious position. And it’s up to Senate Democrats to get their act together.”
Wallace invoked a rising sense of terror threats, and asked if Boehner and Republicans were prepared let the DHS shut down.
“Certainly,” Boehner replied, adding that Senate Democrats “would be to blame.”