Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh says that the Republicans aren't really "serious about opposing [President Barack] Obama's executive amnesty" because they don't really want to stop it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the House needs to go back to the drawing board to come up with a Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which Republicans are trying to use to de-fund Obama's executive action on immigration, saying that the current measure is "stuck in the Senate,"
and it won't pass in it's current form because the Senate Democrats are filibustering the procedural motions.
However, Limbaugh said during his program Wednesday that "there's no such thing as a bill that Democrats are going to support that does not fund the Department of Homeland Security."
To draw a comparison, the popular conservative talk show host asked, "how many weeks did the Senate Democrats spend ramming through Obamacare, illegally, via budget reconciliation?
"How come the Republicans give up so quickly? Why don’t they just use budget reconciliation in this case?" he continued.
"They tell us that they’re serious about opposing Obama’s executive amnesty, but they’re not. They don’t want to stop Obama’s executive amnesty, and so that’s why they’re not going to really work on this," he explained.
According to Limbaugh, the reasoning behind delaying the DHS funding bill, after lawmakers passed the CRominibus bill in December, "was that rather than risk a wider government shutdown over Obama’s amnesty, Republicans would focus on the Department of Homeland Security funding, and they would risk a limited shutdown of that department and that department only if Obama and the Democrats refused to scale back his amnesty intentions."
However, he contends that "the Republicans were never really willing to shut down DHS either, and they made no secret of the fact.
"The Republicans were bluffing, and they admitted they were bluffing . . . so the Democrats have no reason to support the Republican bill. The whole thing is an out-and-out joke, folks,” he said.
"The Republicans are all set to squander it again," he added.
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