President Obama on Tuesday blamed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for a lack of progress on immigration reform.
Despite the Senate passing a comprehensive immigration reform package almost three months ago, there’s been little movement in the House of Representatives. Asked Tuesday if the bill was effectively dead, Obama said “it shouldn’t be” — while casting blame at the feet of the Republican leader.
“[T]he only thing that’s holding it back right now is John Boehner calling in to 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 hits,” Obama said in an interview with Telemundo.
“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?”