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    Paul Ryan Reportedly Says No Chance for Border Wall at Private Dinner

    Post  sinister_midget on Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:30 am

    Exclusive: Paul Ryan Reportedly Says No Chance for Border Wall at Private Dinner

    House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a private dinner earlier this year, said he thought only “one member” wanted to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, Breitbart News has learned from multiple sources with direct knowledge of the comments, including former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO).

    The dinner, sources said, took place on the eve of the House’s passage of two relatively minor immigration bills at the end of June: Kate’s Law and sanctuary city reforms. The far wider reaching Davis-Oliver Act was tabled at the same time.

    “Ryan told a group of Republicans he met with … that only one person wants a wall,” Tancredo told Breitbart News shortly after the dinner.

    Tancredo took issue with the Speaker’s characterization of support for the wall within the House GOP. “Of course he means only one person in his entourage and of the leadership,” he told Breitbart News. “I know several people in Congress who want a wall and I know that there are millions of Americans who want a wall.”

    “You have to understand the level of fear that exists in the Republican establishment about this issue,” Tancredo told Breitbart News, seeking to explain the pressures that Republican members of Congress face when addressing immigration.

    “The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want a wall … the pressure is greater from the Chamber of Commerce than it is from the members,” Tancredo, who for years in the House fought a mostly fruitless battle to get Congress to combat the flood of illegal immigration, added. “That’s the basic problem. It was then. It is now.”

    A current House GOP member confirmed that Ryan made a remark similar to the one Tancredo referenced, but stressed that the Speaker was attempting to summarize the disparate voices in the House GOP caucus, telling Breitbart News:

    All this narrative serves to inform is that Ryan’s is making a point of listening to Members and that Members mostly are trying to listen to each other. I believe it is true that support for the wall is not as strong as it needs to be among House Republicans.

    That member added an assessment of the difficulties facing the effort to fund the wall. According to this member who supports a border wall, one of the biggest problems is Republicans’ lack of knowledge of the history of the immigration issue and the failures to secure the border in the past. The House member told Breitbart News:

    Another thing I have noticed is that Members’ knowledge and opinions on immigration seem to only be traceable back to their arrival in Congress. Not many brought much experience or knowledge on the topic with them. 64% swore in January 2011 or later. They only know that which was debated in the Obama era. Some are Never Trumpers.

    We have work to do.

    The office of Speaker Ryan and another House GOP member who Breitbart News was told attended the dinner neither confirmed nor denied that Ryan made the comment about support for the wall.

    So, Paul and the other RINOs are more in line with the Chamber of Crony Capitalism than they are with the average person. In fact, according to Tancredo RINO and the others are more in line with the Chamber of Crony Capitalism organization than the members of the organization are with it.

    So how did he get the Speaker job?

    I read an article yesterday that took RINO and Mushmouth McConnell to task for not being strong enough for the job. It was clear the way it was written that the author is friends with RINO because it was soft. But it did address the central problem to both of them that they aren't doing what their job is supposed to be of getting the fellow members in line to support a strong agenda, Trump's or anybody else's. The author even claimed RINO didn't really want the job, he was just sort of pushed into it. (I guess that's why he fought for it in the last Congress and ran on it in the last election.) Mushmouth fought to get the position he holds because he was hungry for power and influence.

    Neither of them seems to care that nothing of much value is getting done. Sure a few things have passed. None of it constitutionally-required (like a budget). None of it that has that much value. (I note both houses had time to pass a bill yesterday trying to make Trump say what he already said, that he condemns white supremacists. But his previous condemnation wasn't good enough for them because he also condemned radical leftists, and they're having none of that.) Everything of value either fails (Obamacare) or keeps getting punted down the road, presumably to make headlines for next year's election.

    No matter how they got to where they are, neither is doing their jobs. Both need to step aside. Resign from congress if that's what they think it takes, but turn those positions over to somebody else who can who can get something done. As I say, it's one thing to be against a president's agenda, but that's meaningless if you aren't following some sort of plan


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