House Speaker John Boehner was called out during a Thursday press conference for his failure to act on immigration reform. Stunningly, in response the speaker blamed Obamacare.
Fusion’s Jorge Ramos questioned the speaker about why he is blocking immigration reform after the Senate passed the bill nearly a year ago. In response, Boehner claimed the failure on a lack of confidence in President Obama over Obamacare.
RAMOS: “Mr. Speaker, we came here to ask why you are blocking immigration reform. It’s been almost a year since the Senate passed it.”
BOEHNER: “Me? Blocking?”
RAMOS: “You can bring it to a vote and you haven’t. It’s been almost a year since the Senate passed it.”
BOEHNER: “The issue of immigration reform is an issue I’ve talked about for 18 months. But the President, the President has responsibility here as well. And when he continues to ignore Obamacare, his own law, 38 unilateral delays – he reduces the confidence of the American people in his willingness to impliment and immigration law the way we would pass it. So the President has to rebuild this trust if we are going to be able to do this.”
RAMOS: “Since when does Obamacare have [anything] to do with immigration reform? The Senate passed it nearly a year ago and you haven’t moved on it.”
BOEHNER: “I just gave you an answer. There’s nobody more interested in fixing this problem than I am.”
RAMOS: “You can do it, and you really haven’t done it.”
BOEHNER: “I appreciate your opinion, thank you.”