Now this is just getting embarrassing.
Democrats couldn’t hold it together long enough to pass a budget. They couldn’t keep it together to hold a hearing on climate change. Couldn’t keep it together to stop GOP amendments to their own bills.
And now, Politico reports the Democrats are having to scuttle their top legislative priority too (a bill for the Dreamers), over extremist demands that the bill grant citizenship to illegal immigrants even if they have a criminal record.
The idea is nuts, but I guess when the socialists now running the Democratic party are proposing letting even terrorists vote, I guess anything goes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Dreamer bill stalls amid Dem divisions
Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris
House Democrats have shelved plans to advance legislation protecting “Dreamers” next week, delivering a setback to the caucus on a top legislative priority.
The bill is stalled because of an intraparty fight over providing citizenship to undocumented immigrants with criminal records, multiple lawmakers and aides said Thursday, and a likely committee vote is now delayed.
“Always issues when it comes to immigration, but we’ll get through it,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said in a brief interview after attending a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday. “I hope it’ll get to the floor.”
The legislation, known as the Dream Act, is now on hold, with Democrats scrambling to draft language that can secure enough votes in committee and on the floor without exposing further divides within the caucus on the thorny issue.
“Within the party there are moderates and progressives and we all have different opinions. I’ll just leave it like that,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar, a moderate Democrat who represents a district along the U.S.-Mexico border. “We intend to put something on the floor so I’m definitely supportive of that. But if we have to work any language out, we’ll work that language out.”