The battle over whether the Republican-controlled House will grant amnesty to illegal aliens or push back the Democrat-controlled Senate’s drive to create millions of new Democrat voters has heated up. Because the House is in recess and its members are back in their home districts, the psychological warfare operations phase of this battle has been ratcheted up by the Democrats.
A new report from the leftist blog “The Hill” tells us that Democrat Representative Luis Gutierrez (Chicago – Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South America) is crowing about personally knowing of between 40 and 50 House Republicans who are ready to be “supportive of immigration reform.”
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Although he would not name these four dozen or so Republicans, when asked to expand on his claim, Gutierrez said “If they ask me today, go find those 40 to 50 Republicans, I’ll tell them I found them. I know where they’re at…. I’m not going to tell you the names of some of them because some of them I’ve spoken to, and they’ve said I’d love to do the activity with you. I want to be able to vote for it. I really don’t need to draw attention to myself.”
Nevertheless, in a little-heard comment made this morning on WFTW’s (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) Ken Walsh show, local Republican Congressman Jeff Miller said in an unequivocal manner that the House would not vote for amnesty for illegal aliens. In his answer to a constituent’s question on the immigration reform issue, Miller continued by saying “Speaker Boehner told us directly that amnesty will not pass the House.”
Okay that’s both sides. They couldn’t be more opposed to one another. Both Gutierrez and Miller were firm and unambiguous in their statements on the same issue. The question for us becomes, “Whom do we trust?”
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There was a time not long ago when there would be no question but to accept the Republican’s word. Sadly, those days are over. It could be Gutierrez who is lying; but these days, we just don’t know.
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