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U.S. President Barack Obama looks over as Speaker of the House John Boehner rises to speak during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS
Well, Speaker Boehner?
In his interview with Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, President Obama made what seems like an awfully fair argument about the fate of immigration reform in the House:
“We've got a bill that passed with bipartisan support, strong bipartisan support in the Senate. You've got a president who says that this is a number-one priority and he can't wait to sign a comprehensive immigration reform bill. You've got the majority of the American public who are committed to immigration reform and support a pathway to citizenship for those who don't have it,” he said.

“The only thing that's holding it back right now is John Boehner calling it into the floor because we've got a majority of members of Congress, Democrats and some Republicans, in the House of Representatives, who would vote for it right now if it hit,” Obama continued.  “So this is really a question that should be directed to Mr. John Boehner. What's stopping him from going ahead and calling that bill?”

But really, the president should cut House Republicans some slack. I mean, they made a Hispanic Heritage Month video—what more could anyone expect or want?

Sign our petition urging U.S. House members to bring comprehensive immigration reform to a floor vote, with or without Speaker Boehner.

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:46 AM PDT.

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