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Reid: Boehner Killed Immigration Reform To 'Appease The Tea Party'

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Reid continued:

"Speaker Boehner is out of excuses and his failure of leadership is enormous. Our broken immigration system is one of the biggest challenges we face as a nation and Speaker Boehner knows that addressing it is the right thing to do, yet the Tea Party spooked him into cowering in a corner. Instead of working with Democrats to forge bipartisan solutions, Speaker Boehner has sunk to suing the President and wasting taxpayer money in a transparent attempt to appease the Tea Party.

He added that "[w]ith no prospect for reform in the Republican-led House, the choice is between taking action and letting hard-working families continue to be torn apart."