I don’t follow a lot of names and faces politics, but last week I pointed out that Speaker of the House frontrunner Kevin McCarthy was unsound on immigration policy.
And then he went away.
Now Paul Ryan, after his less than dynamic tryout as Veep nominee in 2012, is being pushed for Speaker. McCarthy of Bakersfield at least had home district excuses for being weak on immigration. But Ryan seems to be a genuine enthusiast, the kind of person who has learned nothing over the years.
by JULIA HAHN 9 Oct 2015
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gutierrez, perhaps the most extreme open-borders advocate in Congress, was interviewed on MSNBC.
As CNN is now reporting, “Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez on MSNBC called Ryan one of the smartest men in the GOP. ‘He would be good for the country,’ Gutierrez said. ‘He would be good for the Republican Party. Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and that’s what we need.’”
Gutierrez has worked tirelessly to expand immigration levels and open America’s borders up to the rest of the world. As Gutierrez once declared, “I have only one loyalty…and that’s to the immigrant community.”
Gutierrez and Paul Ryan have been longtime partners on efforts to open Americans borders. Indeed, Paul Ryan is arguably the most pro-amnesty GOP lawmaker in Congress, and even supports expanding immigration levels beyond many Democrats.
Many amnesty opponents believe that if Ryan had been House Speaker, rather than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), the Gang of Eight bill would have been sent to President Obama’s desk.