Stockman Calls Out Boehner Gambit to Save Amnesty Agenda


The Texas congressman, who abstained from voting for Speaker John A. Boehner, exposed the true motivation behind the speaker’s drive to ignore the Senate’s amnesty bill for illegal aliens and pass a House-originated bill.

Rep. Stephan E. Stockman (R.-Texas) said after a July 10 closed-door Capitol Hill meeting with Republican members, he learned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to transmit to the House an amnesty bill, S. 744, which passed the Senate two weeks ago, fearing it will be dismissed on a “blue slip” resolution.