Boehner Not Committed On Immigration Reform?


I’m not quite sure what to make of this bit of news on the Republican leadership’s unveiling of their immigration plan.

But if the public rollout of the document seemed like an announcement, the feeling inside the room was much more tentative. Speaker John Boehner, in particular, surprised many in the audience with his tepid words on behalf of moving forward.

“He seemed timid or reluctant to suggest that this was anything but a discusssion,” Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) told Breitbart News. “He even said, he made the statement—which I found surprising — that he is not commited to moving forward on any legislation. He wasn’t trying to sell us on this, I don’t think. He was saying the words but it didn’t seem to be coming from his heart.”

I don’t know. Maybe it’s just that he knows it’s a bad idea but he’s going to do it anyway.

Allahpundit has some theories, but I doubt any of them will make you feel any better about this.