I couldn’t have said it better myself, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS). My friend Peter Roskam (R-IL) also stated the case well. From National Review:
Chief deputy whip Peter Roskam of Illinois is certain that the House would never take up the Gang of 8’s bill in its present form. “It just won’t happen. It is a pipe dream to think that that bill is going to the floor and be voted on,” he said at a breakfast Thursday hosted by National Review.
Here’s the bottom line, Kids. Two words: No conference. The 1000+ page mess that is coming over from the Senate has to be D.O.A. when it gets to the House. We reject the uncoupling of border security from the legalization of illegal aliens. We want border security first. The fact that Barack Obama’s team, who, as we reported here (if you missed this post, you definitely need to read it) were pulling all the strings behind the scenes made that demand a deal killer tells you everything you need to know. The fact that Obama and Schumer rejected any quantifiable objective measure of border security, such as the one John Cornyn proposed, is demonstrates that they understand all too well that the “tough border security” is a sham because (1) Janet “The Border is More Secure Than Ever” Napolitano can waive most of it and (2) future Congresses can refuse to spend the money.
So, repeating when you write and call your Congressman, tell him you want no conference with this Senate bill. You want individual bills to address the problems with border security and employer verification. Tell him that otherwise, we’ll be back here in 10 or 20 years, and that’s the definition of insanity; that is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
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Stand firm, Patriots. We can defeat this amnesty. Remember distracting and discouraging you are two of the Left’s most potent weapons. Take them away