Harry Reid, Luis Gutierrez: We Want Ryan!

Published on October 26th, 2015

The headline says it all. The favorite among the most radical amnesty supporters to replace amnesty-leaning John Boehner as House Speaker is Paul Ryan, a long-standing illegal immigration apologist. The former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate and Chair of the House Budget Committee has a chilling pro-illegal alien résumé that is unmatched even by the most extreme.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Sen. Harry Reid
Paul Ryan's Two Pals.

Luis Gutierrez, who worked with Ryan and other open borders legislators John McCain, Jeff Flake and Teddy Kennedy on the failed 2005 amnesty bill, once call the aspiring Speaker his “friend and ally” in their quest to legalize millions of aliens. Then, in 2013, Gutierrez and Ryan shared the Chicago City Club dais, where they tripped over each other to outdo their amnesty enthusiasm. Listen here.

Harry Reid, an unabashed amnesty fanatic, is all-in on Ryan too. Said Reid: “[Ryan] appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable. I mean look at some of the other people…Generally speaking we’ve been able to work with him.”

Having Gutierrez and Reid endorse Ryan should send the House Republican Conference running for the hills. Whether it will is uncertain.

Ryan promised that, if chosen, he would not promote an illegal immigration amnesty bill, at least during what remains of President Obama’s second term. Left unclear, however, is what Ryan might do after the 2016 election. Promises are easily made, as Republican voters sadly learned after they elected a GOP Senate and House majority in November 2014.

Ryan’s story is still developing. In the most recent news, the Freedom Caucus gave Ryan its partial endorsement with two-thirds of the membership approving, but short of the 80 percent required for the caucus’ official backing. But If Republicans want to improve the odds against fighting another amnesty battle, which this time around could be a losing one, it should opt for a proven enforcement candidate. The final House GOP speaker vote is scheduled for October 28.

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