Even before the House GOP's more radical anti-immigration bill supported by the Freedom Caucus went down in flames yesterday with 40 Republicans voting against it, they delayed the vote on a more "moderate" (but still terrible) bill until today.
Today's vote has also been delayed until next week.
Republicans' efforts to overhaul immigration isn't going as smoothly as they hoped. After a vote on the more conservative of two GOP proposals failed Thursday, a vote on the more moderate "compromise" bill was pushed off to Friday -- and then to next week.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, told reporters Thursday evening that more issues need to be worked out before the House takes up a vote, after House Republicans met to discuss the matter Thursday afternoon. Asked if the House would take up a vote on the compromise bill Friday, Scalise said, "Right now we're going to keep working with our members."
I think it would be reasonable to assume they won't vote on this next week, either.
It's still possible they will hold a vote at some point, but this bill is also expected to fail. Furthermore, Trump says they should "stop wasting their time."
Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
Republicans probably could have bought themselves a few points of approval rating by passing something -- anything -- in the middle of a public relations and humanitarian crisis, but they can't even manage that because the majority of elected Republicans are lizard people.
The Democratically-controlled Senate voted to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill under President Obama in 2013, a bill that also included over $40 billion for border security, but it was shot down by House Republicans. Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) refused to even bring it up for a vote.
Republican control of the House has ruined this country for most of a decade.