Exclusive -- Rand Paul: Boehner Has Power to Kill Amnesty Once and for All

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 23, 2013 8:58 AM
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News that he believes House Speaker John Boehner has the power to kill the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill once and for all. “I think we should do something,” Paul said about immigration in a phone interview with Breitbart News. “There’s 11 million people here who are undocumented. If we do nothing, we’ll get another 11 million. Would I say is, would they do it without agreeing to conference on the Senate bill? I believe the Speaker has that much power in the House. I think he could say we are going to put forward an immigration bill but it’s not going to be like the Senate bill, it’s going to be more narrowly focused. It’s going to try to fix border security and expand work visas so we can have more people here legally. And it’s going to do those two things, but we’re not really going any farther than that and we’re not going to go to conference on the other bill. He has the ability to do that. Then he has to pass something. I think it’s a mistake to do nothing though. I think if we do nothing, we’re inviting 11 million more people to come in illegally.”