House Speaker Paul Ryan recently revealed that he will not seek re-election.
So during his past few months in office, he doesn’t have to worry about what voters think of him.
And with that new freedom, Paul Ryan just looked Trump square in the eye and betrayed him.
Speaker Ryan offered President Trump a plan on immigration that would let House legislators vote for amnesty, and then vote against a bill containing Trump’s three big immigration reforms.
His plan uses another GOP amnesty plan around 20 representatives are pushing as leverage to persuade Trump to remove the DACA amnesty portion of the current immigration bill, and place it in a separate bill.
This would allow a large number of Representatives who are weak on illegal immigration to vote for amnesty, and also vote against Trump’s immigration plan, which includes funding for a border wall.
As reported by Breitbart:
“House Speaker Paul Ryan offered President Donald Trump a plan that would let House legislators vote for an amnesty — and then vote against a bill containing Trump’s big three immigration reforms, sources tell Breitbart News.
The retiring Speaker offered the debate plan on Tuesday to counter the group of 20-plus pro-migration GOP representatives who are pushing for an amnesty via a discharge petition. The discharge petition would schedule a “Queen of the Hill” debate around four bills which would ensure passage of an amnesty bill for at least 2 million ‘DACA’ illegals.
Ryan also wants an amnesty, and his plan, sources said Wednesday, leverages the discharge-petition push to persuade Trump to allow his four-part package of immigration reforms to be split into a proposed amnesty bill and a three-part reform bill.
That Ryan two-bill split would allow roughly 40 business-first GOP legislators to vote for an amnesty and allow them to block Trump’s reforms on border security, chain-migration, and the visa-lottery. One source said the amnesty bill would be an add-on amendment to the reform bill — and neither measure would pass unless both won a majority.
The two-bill plan emerged from leadership efforts to manage the discharge petition, but it leaves Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a difficult position.
McCarthy initially accepted Ryan’s two-bill plan, which aids the GOP’s pro-migration members, including his fellow Californian, Rep. Jeff Denham.
But the leaders have now recognized that Ryan’s two-bill plan creates many new problems. It alarms the growing conservative side of the caucus, it alienates the GOP’s 2018 voters, and it threatens McCarthy’s plans to quietly slip into the House Speaker’s job after Ryan’s scheduled departure in January, a source said. It also torpedoes Trump’s reform strategy by splitting the business-backed amnesty from the voter-backed reforms.”
If Speaker Ryan’s plan were to succeed, it would create a ton of problems for Republicans.
The biggest issue it would cause is alienation of Republican voters.
With the midterm elections just months away, a Republican push to grant amnesty to at least two million DACA illegals could turn off a ton of pro-Trump voters.
If Republicans don’t do well in the upcoming midterms and Democrats are able to take control of Congress, it could end in the impeachment of President Trump.
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