Her No. 2, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, called the Californian’s comments ‘offensive.’
By HEATHER CAYGLE 01/11/2018 03:06 PM EST Updated 01/11/2018 04:34 PM EST
… “That comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done,” Hoyer said to POLITICO in a statement.
The intra-party cross fire comes as Senate negotiators announced they’ve reached a preliminary deal to protect Dreamers.
That sounds like bad news.
Tentative Senate deal, per Hill aide familiar with it:
—Dreamers get path to citizenship (DACA recipients + eligibles)
—Parents of Dreamers get permanently renewable legal status
—Border security $$
—Diversity lottery green cards partially kept, partially reallocated for TPS
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 11, 2018
Back to Politico:
The plan has yet to receive approval from the White House, a key to its success moving forward.
Meanwhile the President asked a vulgarly-phrased question about the quality of most of the countries sending the masses of immigrants, thus setting off a firestorm of indignation because
- It’s racist to demean sending countries.
- But it’s also racist to send anyone back or even not let people in because these sending countries are so awful.
This may sound paradoxical, but the Establishment’s logic is simple: White Guys Bad.