McConnell: Amnesty Not Happening in 2014

On Tuesday, 02.04.14, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that immigration reform will not happen in 2014, despite the renewed push from his counterparts in the  House.

By Marion Algier – Ask Marion

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (left to right), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) speak to reporters after their weekly Republican caucus lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 14, 2014. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

McConnell:

I think we have sort of an irresolvable conflict here,” McConnell said at a press conference Tuesday, according to The Hill. “The Senate insists on comprehensive [legislation]. The House says it won’t go to conference with the Senate on comprehensive and wants to look at [it] step by step.”

“I don’t see how you get to an outcome this year with the two bodies in such different places,” McConnell added.

The Minority Leader’s comments come in the wake of similar warnings to the House GOP leadership against moving on amnesty from his deputy, Senate Minority Whip Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and from Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

As TPM wrote… McConnell essentially poured cold water on the present immigration reform push.

The House GOP leadership rolled out their immigration “principles” at their retreat with the conference last week to much fanfare in the media and from leftwing groups like FWD.us, but they largely failed to move the needle in the conference – which by and large still opposes amnesty and McConnell, who is facing re-election this year, declined to take a position on the House GOP’s broad blueprint for reform that was released by Republican leadership last week. It calls for legal status (but not necessarily with the promise of citizenship) for people living in the country illegally.

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Tuesday that House Republican leaders are still discussing the issue with members and haven’t yet decided on how to proceed when it comes to advancing immigration legislation.

A pro-amnesty aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Jose Dante Parra, immediately accused McConnell of trying to undermine Boehner; the constant Progressive game of divide and conquer.

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