I enjoy a good fairy tale just as much as the next person, but this story from Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) borders on the delusional.
The first House Republican to sign on to a comprehensive immigration bill says others will join him shortly.
“While I’m the first Republican to support this legislation I expect others to sign on in the coming days,” Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said during a conference call late Monday afternoon.
“I’m going to continue to encourage my colleagues as I have for many months now to support realistic reform,” Denham continued, saying he’d talked to “every member” in House Republican leadership about the bill in the last week to stress the need for a vote this year.
I belly laughed when I read this.
Immigration reform isn’t happening. At this point I doubt even an ultra-conservative reform bill, one that focuses entirely on border security, is going to happen.
Bless him for trying, but Jeff Denham is delusional if he thinks his colleagues in the House are going to step out and push for immigration reform now that it’s dead.
Even if they do, it isn’t going to come to a vote.(ht Jason Kalafat Defense Attorney)