Well, add the House GOP to the list of reasons why I'm no longer Republican and why it makes no difference whether the GOP has control of the House or not.
If the GOP is going to vote democrat on the issues that matter... then what difference does it possibly make to vote them in?
Idiocy. Embarrassing idiocy. Political expedience and situational ethics.
There is precisely zero excuse for this: none. Keep it in mind the next time Herrera puts her hand out to plus up her retirement fund.
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McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. He signaled that the call for a provisional legal status would be included in the immigration reform principles House Republican leaders are soon to release.
Getty ImagesBy Russell Berman - 01/22/14 10:28 AM ESTThe third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
"The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief, I think it'll go with legal status that will allow you to work and pay taxes," McCarthy said.
McCarthy made clear he did not favor carving out a new path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. But his position appears to comport with the views of other senior Republicans who have called for illegal immigrants to have access to the existing route to citizenship once they receive an initial legal status and fulfill other requirements.
McCarthy has in the past suggested he could support legal status for some immigrants in the US illegally, but the timing of his statement is significant coming before the release of principles from top House Republicans.