Wha he waz reeeallly thayin … um … wait a sec … okay…
What he was referring to was a Republican-authored bill pertaining to funding of the Dept. of Homeland Security, which passed in the House last month. Senate Democrats have already blocked the bill, prompting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to ask on Feb. 10 that House GOP offer a passable variation.
And why do Senate Democrats dislike this Homeland Security bill, which Boehner encouraged remain intact? Because it contains many riders that have little to do with Homeland Security, that’s why.
Included in its package are overrides of previous legislation and executive orders regarding immigration. Specifically, it would eliminate a 2012 discretion that deferred by two years the deportation of illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The president extended that offering to a wider group in an executive order last November.
And now a xenophobic Boehner doesn’t want to comply with his Senate counterparts’ request that House GOP stop bouncing quarters and get back to work.
See Boehner’s preth confrunth below (but a transcription of his slurred address is also included for those who don’t speak bourbonese):
The House did its job. We won the fight to fund the Department of Homeland Security and to stop the president’s unconstitutional actions. Now it’s time for the Senate to do their work.
You know, in a gift shop out here, they’ve got these little booklets on how a bill becomes a law.
The House has done its job. Now why don’t you go ask the Senate Democrats when they’re going to get off their ass and do something other than to vote ‘no.’