GOP Rep Threatens Boehner’s Speakership Over Immigration Reform

AP

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) warned House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday to not bring an immigration reform bill to a vote unless it has support from a majority of Republicans in the chamber.

If he does, Rohrabacher said, Boehner will run the risk of being stripped of his leadership position.

“If Speaker Boehner moves forward and permits this to come to a vote even though the majority of the Republicans in the House—and that’s if they do—oppose whatever it is that’s coming to a vote, he should be removed as Speaker,” Rohrabacher said on World Net Daily radio, according to Politico.

Rohrabacher added that he would consider such a move to be “a betrayal of the Republican members of the House and a betrayal of the Republicans throughout the country.”

Boehner has signaled his desire to pass immigration reform, saying last week that he’s confident such a bill can be signed into law “by the end of the year.” But Boehner has also endured his share of revolts within the GOP caucus. In January, he survived a potential coup attempt from conesrvative members of the House, some of whom claimed that God instructed them to spare Boehner. 

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