House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, caved in to Democrat demands and passed a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday.
The bill includes funding for Obama’s executive amnesty actions, a sticking point for conservatives.
The legislation provides funding for Obama’s move to shield about 5 million illegals from deportation.
Boehner and the Republicans who passed the bill picked the same day as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address before Congress — perhaps using it as cover to push the bill through with less major media attention.
The New York Daily News reported that Boehner addressed Republicans and told them that the immigration issue in the hands of the courts and Congress should “move on with other business.”
The News, however, summed up the conservative argument succinctly.
Many conservatives have long argued that allowing Obama’s amnesty order to be funded means the president’s program will continue, despite what the courts may rule, as the administration has previously shown its willingness to defy or bypass court orders.
And once amnesty is in place, critics contend, non-citizens falling under its protections could well be put on a path to the voting booth that would give their Democrat enablers a virtual lock on national political power.
Can there be a quicker way to “fundamentally transform America” than to create a virtual one-party system by flooding the country with new, Democrat, voters?
The 74 Republicans who joined Boehner to vote with the Dems were:
2. Bishop (Mich.)
5. Brooks (Ind.)
8. Carter (Texas)
11. Collins (N.Y.)
13. Costello (Pa.)
14. Curbelo (Fla.)
15. Davis, Rodney
20. Ellmers (N.C.)
21. Emmer (Minn.)
29. Heck (Nev.)
30. Hurd (Texas)
33. King (N.Y.)
34. Kinzinger (Ill.)
43. McMorris Rogers
46. Miller (Mich.)
48. Murphy (Pa.)
56. Rogers (Ky.)
59. Ryan (Wis.)
64. Smith (N.J.)
67. Thompson (Pa.)
74. Walters, Mimi
75. Young (Ind.)
Many Twitter conservatives blasted the move — expressing isgust with Boehner and Co.
Firebrand Michelle Malkin led the charge.
Bend Over Republicans strike again. Club Boehner funds Obama amnesty through September.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 3, 2015
I think @johnboehner hosted #BibiSpeech b/c he wanted to hide his eventual cave on DHS funding. I’ve underestimated his intelligence.
— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) March 3, 2015
John Boehner: Thank God that speech is over so now the Republicans can cave on immigration. #tcot #illegal pic.twitter.com/UkXKE7pm3I
— He Has Failed (@He_Has_Failed) March 3, 2015
I think John Boehner invited Netanyahu here to deflect from his total lack of leadership and cave
— Teresa (@mountianmama64) March 3, 2015
How do you spell Traitor? @johnboehner Caves to fund DHS with tax dollarshttp://t.co/rtVjmDgvUE @Goatee_73 #tcot pic.twitter.com/Ex2w7VlSur
— FeistyFloridian (@peddoc63) March 3, 2015
Boehner caves again passes DHS Funding Bill – did not #StopObamasAmnesty. #FireBoehner pic.twitter.com/AbEx3ULw4e
— Willie (@Gunnerguy1911) March 3, 2015
It’s been a long time coming, but this latest wimp out proves @SpeakerBoehner needs to be removed as Speaker. http://t.co/2iawxTNGQO
— Alice Nelson (@AL_Nelson) March 3, 2015
167 Republicans, 2/3 of the caucus, voted against Boehner. Will they now stand and remove him? That’s what is needed. #CCOT
— James Dick (@NFloridaWriter) March 4, 2015
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