February 5, 2014
Whether Republicans can trust President Obama to faithfully implement an immigration bill – any immigration bill – they help push through Congress has emerged as one of the core debates in the GOP about whether to move forward this year.
With Obama using his State of the Union address to double down on his push for even more executive authority to implement his agenda, even top proponents of a big immigration bill, like House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, have conceded Obama’s actions are a major concern.
But as Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans push forward on legislation despite those concerns, it’s notable that their public statements undermine the notion of Obama as even a potentially trustworthy partner.
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